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Zoo’s ailing polar bear dies; Lyutyik was 19 ANCHORAGE — A polar bear at the Alaska Zoo has died. Officials announced on the zoo website Monday that 19-year-old Lyutyik died Sunday. The beloved animal was generally referred to as Lyu or Louie. He was part of the zoo since 2006. Zoo officials last week said the bear two months ago had become lethargic and was refusing to eat. Caretakers removed him from his usual habitat for monitoring. After the bear died, an evaluation found a mass around and in one of his kidneys. Zoo officials say the condition often goes undetected in animals that large. A more comprehensive pathology review is planned. Polar Bears International says some polar bears in captivity have lived to their mid- to late 30s. The death was first reported by KTUU-television.

Man dies when skiff overturns PETERSBURG — A Petersburg man died after his skiff flipped in ocean waters west of the city. Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Doug Larson died after spending up to two hours in Duncan Canal. Larson and 40-yearold Charles King, also of Petersburg, on Friday attempted to help another boat that was stuck about 12 miles west of Petersburg. Their 12-foot skiff flipped and put both men into the water for one to two hours. The Coast Guard says rain was falling and steady wind of 11 mph was blowing with gusts to 45 mph. The men clung to the skiff. When a Coast Guard helicopter crew arrived, King was still conscious. Larson died in the cold water. Neither man wore a life jacket.

Oregon woman dies in crash SEWARD — An Oregon woman died in a weekend head-on crash on the Seward Highway. Alaska State Troopers say Wendy Cox, 39, died at See news, Page A2

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School board finalizes its priorities By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Just months after the school year began, the school board is now preparing for January’s state legislative session by outlining a number of priorities focusing on a safe school climate, a state education funding plan and rising health care costs. At their regular meeting, Oct. 7, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School

District Board of Education unanimously passed their 2020 state and federal legislative priorities. Their first state priority is to support an “equitable and suitable” public school system that provides opportunities for the preparation of all Alaska children for effective citizenship in the state and nation, as laid out in the Alaska Constitution, the priorities document said. The second priority calls for a

“timely, sustainable and adequate” education funding plan that addresses inflation. “State funding must be consistent, reliable and predictable to provide full funding to meet increasing costs and the diverse and significant needs of our students,” the school board said in their priorities document. “Early notification of funding is critical for sound financial management, as well as recruitment and retention of

quality educators.” The school board lists the ability to provide a safe school environment conducive to learning a high priority. Schools across the country have experienced safety challenges in recent years. The board said the state must provide the funding to retrofit facilities to provide more secure schools, which will take a significant capital See board, Page A2

Call for cease-fire as Turkey widens invasion By Mehmet Guzel and Bassem Mroue Associated Press

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria on Monday, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkishled forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region began to shift or crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces. The Syrian military’s deployment near the Turkish border came after Syrian Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion, now in its sixth day. Assad’s return to the region his troops abandoned in 2012 at the height of the Syrian civil war is a turning point in Syria’s eight-year civil war, giving yet another major boost to his government and its Russian backers and is like to endanger, if not altogether crush, the brief experiment in self-rule set up by Syria’s Kurds since the conflict began. The rapidly changing situation was set in motion last week, when U.S. President Donald Trump ordered American troops in northern Syria to step aside, clearing the way for an attack by Turkey, which regards the Kurdish fighters as terrorists. Since 2014, the Kurds have fought alongside the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State in Syria, and Trump’s move was decried at home and abroad as a betrayal of an ally. Faced with unrelenting criticism, Trump said Monday he was putting new sanctions on Turkey, halting trade negotiations and raising steel tariffs in an effort to pressure Ankara to stop its offensive.

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Syrians fleeing Turkish advance arrive to the town of Tal Tamr in north Syria on Monday. Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northern Syria on Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region begin to shift or crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces.

Vice President Mike Pence also said Trump was sending him to the Middle East because the president was concerned about instability in the region. Pence said Trump spoke with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier Monday and called for an immediate end to Turkey’s military campaign. He added that the U.S. is “simply not going to tolerate Turkey’s invasion of Syria any longer.” In the past five days, Turkish troops and their allies have pushed into northern towns and villages, clashing with the Kurdish fighters over a stretch of 125 miles. The offensive has displaced at least

130,000 people. “Where is the United Nations? Let them come see the blood of our children on the floor! Why don’t they show up?” cried a medic at the Tal Tamr hospital, which received dozens of injured people from nearby Turkish shelling in recent days. Abandoned in the middle of the battlefield, the Kurds turned to Assad and Russia for protection and announced Sunday night that Syrian government troops would be deployed in Kurdish-controlled towns and villages along the border to help repel the Turkish advance. Kurdish official Aldar Khalil said

in a statement that the aim of the agreement is for Syrian troops to be deployed along the border, except for the area between the towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tal Abyad, where Turkish troops are advancing. He added that the autonomous authority will continue to run daily affairs in northeast Syria. “There is an understanding between SDF and Damascus — a military agreement only,” said Badran Ciya Kurd, a senior Kurdish official, referring to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. He has been in talks with Russians since the See invasion, Page A7

Community health services available this month By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

There will be several public health events this week on the peninsula giving residents the opportunity to prepare for flu season, discard old medications or donate blood. Community Drug Take Back Day Unused or expired medications can be safely discarded during a community take back day. This year, the event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Soldotna Police Department, 44510 Sterling Highway. Participants will receive a

free coffee card. Drive-thru flu shots Central Peninsula Hospital is offering free drive-thru flu vaccinations for adults. The event is on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The event is 3-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16. To reach the event, enter the covered parking garage from Binkley Street on to Vine Avenue, by Soldotna Pharmacy, and follow the signs. Flu shot clinic For residents using Medicare Part B, the Sterling Senior Center, with Safeway/Carrs Pharmacy, is hosting a flu shot clinic at noon, Wednesday,

Oct. 16 at the senior center. Blood Drive The Alaska Blood Bank will be in Kenai with their LifeMOBILE. Wes Dahlgren, the blood bank’s director of communication and recruitment, said the mobile blood bank makes it to the peninsula about three or four times a year. There is no regular spot on the Kenai Peninsula to donate blood, he said. Dahlgren said that residents who donate during the blood drive will be supporting their own community. All of the blood gathered at the blood drive will go to supply the Central

Peninsula Hospital. To prepare for donating blood, Dahlgren asks people to eat well, stay hydrated, bring a photo ID and visit the blood bank’s website for additional information. Interested donors are encouraged to make an appointment for themselves, either online at drive_schedule/39132, or over the phone at 907-222-5630. The drive is being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Kenai City Hall, 210 Fidalgo Ave. Kenai.

Wildlife refuge woodcutting permits available By Victoria Petersen Peninsula Clarion

Permits for woodcutting in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will be available as of Tuesday, Oct. 15. The permits will allow residents to cut personal use firewood. Woodcutting will be permitted alone Swan Lake, Swanson River and Funny River Roads, within Dolly Varden Campground and unburned

areas within Upper Skilak and Lower Skilak Campgrounds, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Cutting is limited to trees that are dead and downed within the designated permit areas. Standing trees may not be felled. Vehicles are prohibited beyond the shoulders of the main roads. ATVs are also prohibited. Excess limbs and woody debris must be

piled outside of campsites within campgrounds. Each permit allows residents to collect up to five cords of firewood per household. The wood is for personal use only, and all other woodcutting is prohibited, except for the cutting of dead and downed wood that may be used for campfires while camping on the refuge. Permits will expire and the areas will be closed to woodcutting March

31, 2020. Weather conditions or wood depletion may prompt an earlier closure by the refuge manager. Permits are free of charge. Residents can obtain permits, maps and instructions for special conditions starting Tuesday at the refuge headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. The headquarters is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Mile 66. Her hometown was not immediately released. Troopers say roads at around 8 a.m. Saturday were slick and icy. Cox was driving a sport utility vehicle north when a southbound sedan driven by Molly Burgstahler, 26, failed to negotiate a curve. The sedan crossed the centerline and smashed into the SUV. Cox died at the scene. Burgstahler was flown to an Anchorage hospital. Two passengers in the sedan were transported to Anchorage by ground ambulance. All four people used seat

Searchers find body of missing hunter CORDOVA — A 33-yearold Cordova man reported overdue on a hunting trip has been found dead. Alaska State Troopers say the body of Neil Durco was found Sunday by Alaska Army National Guard searchers at the bottom of a steep chute. Durco left Oct. 7 for a hunting trip by himself along the McKinley Trail. He carried no gear for an extended hunt and he was reported overdue the next day. More than 50 people from the community, the Cordova

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Police and Fire departments and the U.S. Forest Service searched on the ground. Weather delayed an air search but the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was able to begin searching from the air Thursday.

Village sues agency over gaming hall ANCHORAGE — An Alaska Native Village filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department in a continuing campaign to open a tribal gambling hall, officials said. Officials from Eklutna filed the lawsuit seeking to open a hall in Chugiak, about 20 miles north of downtown Anchorage, The Anchorage

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Daily News reported. The complaint filed in August in federal district court in Washington, D.C., represents the tribal government’s latest attempt to open the area’s first federally licensed gambling facility. The tribe has pursued the plan for more than 20 years, saying the gambling operation could boost jobs, tourism and the economy, officials said. Eklutna is a Denaina Native community and a federally recognized tribal government, which would allow it to avoid paying a state gambling tax and fee. The Chugiak hall would be have pull-tabs, bingo and lotteries, as well as electronic versions of the games. It would not host blackjack, slot machines and similar Vegasstyle games permitted under federal law but banned by the state, officials said. The lawsuit challenges the Interior Department’s 2018 decision that the tribe does not have governmental authority over an allotment of land where it wants to build the facility. Eklutna tribe President

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improvements budget. State funding to provide support for mental health services was also listed by the board as a priority. The priorities ask for additional funding to increase, recruit and retain school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists and mental health specialists. “The state must provide financial support so schools can partner with local communities to implement comprehensive, culturally appropriate school-based mental health programs that support and foster the health and development of students,” the priorities document said. Rising health care costs were the last highlighted priority at the state level. Health care costs for the district increase every year between 6% and 12% per

Aaron Leggett said the lawsuit is “an important step toward solving longstanding issues and creating new opportunities for the first people of Alaska’s largest city.” The state expects to decide by the end of the month whether to intervene, Alaska Assistant Attorney General Maria Bahr said. The office of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy did not comment. Officials representing Alaska’s U.S. senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, both Republicans, had no comment.

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska man rescued his family’s dog from an attack by river otters in a small lake at an Anchorage park, he said. Kenny Brewer waded waist-deep into Taku Lake and suffered a bite on his hand while pulling the dog away from the river otters that converged on the pet, Alaska Public Media reported . The 27-year-old Anchorage

dietitian and his wife, Kira, were walking the husky-mix named Ruby, which was bitten by a group of otters that dragged the dog underwater. A veterinarian performed a “mini-surgery” to clean the dog’s cuts, slice away damaged tissue and stitch a drain tube into its leg, Brewer said. The couple walked the dog through the park south of midtown Anchorage and saw the otters swimming and climbing on a log. “They would slither off of it into the water, and they just looked very playful and non-imposing,” Brewer said. After throwing a tennis ball into the water for the dog, the couple saw “water splashing, and thrashing.” “First it was just the one otter on her, and then it seemed like three more,” Brewer said. “They started dragging her down, basically. You could tell she was getting bit, she was howling, she was kind of fighting back, but she was getting dragged under for two or three seconds at a time.” — Associated Press

covered employee, and has been a sticking point in employee contract negotiations for the last several years. The school board’s document asks the state to develop a long-term, sustainable plan addressing increased health care costs impacting all of Alaska. “KPBSD has worked hard to find efficiencies to lower these costs; yet, the district has not been able to eliminate the increases,” the priorities document said. “More funds expended for health care, reduces the amount of funding available to the classroom.” In regards to federal funding, the school board reiterated their priorities to offer public education and create a safer school climate through funds that seek to increase school security and students’ access to mental health professionals in the school. Other federal priorities ask the U.S. Department of Education to work with local districts and states with the

implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, a law replacing the No Child Left Behind Act, governing U.S. public education policy. The document also asks the federal government to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which seeks to provide public education tailored for individuals needs. The law was previously known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. “The Federal government was able to establish this program with a promise to provide States with at least 40% of the costs associated with serving our students with disabilities,” the document said. “Currently, the Federal contribution is under 20% of costs with little to no discussion on keeping the original funding promise.” The school board and district are requesting that the promised funding level to implement the act be provided to states and districts as soon as possible.

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$1 coin commemorates Native leader Peratrovich Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska’s territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation’s first antidiscrimination law. Now, the late Elizabeth Peratrovich is leaving her impression on a $1 coin. The U.S. Mint unveiled the design of the coin Oct. 5 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood convention in Anchorage. The 2020 Native American coin will go on sale early next year. The coin will feature a portrait of the late civil rights leader — composed and graceful, her hair in tight rolls — above words that highlight her legacy: “Anti-discrimination Law of 1945.” An image of a raven, depicting her Tlingit lineage, soars near her. “The coin will be a lasting tribute to Elizabeth Peratrovich and her relentless efforts to tear down the wall of discrimination against Alaska Natives,” said Patrick Hernandez, acting deputy director of the U.S. Mint. “Perhaps Elizabeth was like the raven, crying out until the darkness of discrimination was dispelled.” The coin will teach the world about Peratrovich’s brave acts and “what Alaska was like” and wants to be in the future, said Gov. Mike Dunleavy, speaking after the coin’s unveiling. “This is history in the making,” said Dunleavy, who on Saturday also signed a bill that establishes November as Alaska Native Heritage Month. “There will be people not just in Alaska, not just in this country, but in this world that will understand what this courageous woman did for all of humanity.”

ReGroup meeting ReGroup’s next meeting is Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Hope Community Center on Princeton Avenue off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Sustainability through reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Families Anonymous meetings Families Anonymous for parents and families of loved ones with addiction problems meet in Kenai every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Vickie 907-252-4407

HOPE peer support group HOPE peer support grief group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child meets in Kenai, the first Saturday of every month, at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea, and Community at 3 p.m. 11595 Kenai Spur Highway. Contact Raelynne at 907-394-2311 or Vickie at 907-252-4407.

Farm & Food Friday resumes Farm & Food Friday, the informal monthly meet-up for anyone interested in local food or farming, resumes Friday, Oct. 18, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. This month’s topic: stories from the 2019 growing season. Farm & Food Friday continues through May on the third Friday of each month, sponsored by Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District and Kenai Local Food Connection.

Drawdown: Book to Action Climate Series Cook Inletkeeper and KenaiChange are excited to announce the seventh and final event in our Drawdown: Book to Action Climate Series on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Soldotna Cook Inletkeeper Community Action Studio (35911 Kenai Spur Hwy, Suite 13). This series uses the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” as a jumping off point to discuss how we can take local action to respond to a rapidly changing climate. We will be reviewing and evaluating the solutions we have brainstormed over the past six months and voting on our first solution to implement at the local level. Refreshments featuring healthy, local foods will be provided.

Caregiving: Vital Signs Kenai Senior Center will host Caregiver Support Meeting Training DVD on Caregiving: Vital Signs on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. This program helps caregivers learn how temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain assessment provide valuable information about their care partner’s health. Please join us to share your experiences as a caregiver, or to support someone who is a caregiver. Call Sharon or Judy at 907-262-1280, for more information.

Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will be holding a public meeting in Homer at the KBRR Building at 2181 Kachemak Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Agenda topics will include current Board of Fish and Board of Game proposals and any other issues that come before the committee. Fish & Game will present details of the 2019 moose season. For more information contact Dave Lyon at 235-9408 or contact ADF&G Boards Support at 907-267-2354

Flu shot clinic Sterling Senior Center will be having a flu shot clinic at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, presented by the Safeway/ Carrs Pharmacy. They will be accepting Medicare Part B only.

Free adult drive-thru flu vaccinations Central Peninsula Hospital is offering free adult drive-thru flu vaccinations on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 3-5:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Enter the covered parking garage from Binkley Street onto Vine (by Soldotna Pharmacy) and follow the signs. Take this opportunity to beat the flu season by getting immunized!

Take-a-Break Ladies Luncheon Take-a-Break Ladies Luncheon will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. featuring an update on Freedom House and inspirational speaker Jennifer Waller on “A Lamp Undo My Feet.” Lunch $12. at Solid Rock Conference Center, Mile 90.5 Sterling Highway. Complimentary child care provided. For reservations call Susan at 335-6789 or 440-1319.

KDLL Adventure Talks Hebridean Way KDLL Adventure Talks has a presentation on biking the Hebridean Way — 250 miles along the islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. Tune in at 10 a.m. Oct. 16 for a discussion with Matt and Sarah Pyhala about the planning and logistics of an international bike trip. Then come to the live presentation at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission is free for KDLL members, $5 for nonmembers.

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April 23, 1947 - September 2, 2019 Roy Delwin Duncan passed away on September 2, 2019 peacefully. He was born April 23, 1940 in Conrad, Montana to Delwin Henry Duncan and wife Lois Jean Russell, Grandson of the O.W. Duncan Clan. Roy grew up on the family farm with two sisters, Sandy and JoAnn, attended a one room schoolhouse and was involved in 4-H and FFA at a young age. While participating in 4-H he developed a passion for baking and throughout his life would offer visitors to his home sweets he would bake. At 18 he joined the Marines and became Lance Corporal Duncan with B-1-11 1st Marine Division FMF, Camp Pendelton, Ca. Roy’s desire to belong to something bigger than himself led him to joining multiple service organizations including the VFW, American Legion, Elks, Eagles, and the Moose Club. Roy was also life-long The International Union of Operating Engineers and worked as a heavy equipment operator, construction worker and mechanic. Through the union Roy was part of the crew that put up the first stoplight in Kenai at the intersection of Kenai Spur Highway and Main Street Loop. Roy moved to Kenai, Alaska in 1964. In his retirement Roy grew a passion for gold prospecting. He was the President of the GPAA for the Kenai Chapter for a couple of years. He also had another love of his life Judy Humphrey. Roy and Judy spent many summers at a gold claim near Mills Creek hunting for gold nuggets and trips together throughout Alaska. Judy passed in 2008. Roy is survived by a sister Sandy Alexandar, (Richard Alexandar), daughter Kori Shafer, (Buzz Shafer), Grandson Wyatt Harding, (Savanah Maxwell), Great Granddaughter Harley Harding, Granddaughter Morgin Harding, son John Duncan, (Jessica Duncan) and Granddaughter Calliope Duncan. Stepchildren Maria Leva aka Karen Steel (Roberto Leyva), Rebecca Cecil Schneider and Lily Darra. He is preceded in death by both parents and sister JoAnn Duncan. Roy spent the last five months in Craig, Colorado with daughter Kori and family. He is cremated and memorial services are in Conrad, Montana September 21, 2019 and Kenai, Alaska October 21, 2019. Memorial Services at the American Legion 902 Cook Dr, Kenai, AK 99611 Monday October 21, 2019 at 11 am. The public is welcome and a potluck and memory celebration to follow. Please contact daughter Kori at 970-819-9336 or the Legion with any questions.

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The residents physically residing within the Sterling Precinct will make recommendations on how the CAP funds will be distributed for public projects or programs. This is a public meeting. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Fireweed Fiber Guild Fireweed Fiber Guild October meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Soldotna public library from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The public is invited to attend. We will be discussing our festival results and upcoming community involvement activities. Please bring your fiber project to work.

Soldotna Rotary Club meet and greet On Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Fine Thyme in Soldotna, Soldotna Rotary Club will be hosting a meet and greet to have members of the community learn more about Soldotna Rotary and Rotary in general. Come hear stories of what this service club has done in the community and the world. Please contact for more information.

Be a Red Cross volunteer Join us for a new volunteer orientation on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the American Red Cross of Alaska office serving the Kenai Peninsula, located at 450 Marathon Road, floor 2 in Kenai. Our volunteers touch lives in the community every day. There are so many ways you can help, and you can navigate your own volunteer path. Start your Red Cross story today. The KDLL Fall Membership Drive will be held Oct. 24, 25 and 26 on air at 91.9 FM. Volunteers are needed. Contact Jenny Neyman at or 907-394-6397.

Family Dog Obedience class Kenai Kennel Club will be offering a Family Dog Obedience class beginning Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. This class will work on sit, down, stay, leave it, watch, recall and other obedience related activities students may want to work on. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age and have up-to-date vaccinations. Class size will be limited to 10 students. Please email if you are interested in this class.

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training in Kenai The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The class is offered at a reduced cost of $50 for commercial fishermen. The cost is $175 for all others. Interested mariners may register online at or call 907-747-3287. Instructor Rob Hulse will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, signal flares, and mayday calls; man-overboard recovery; firefighting; flooding and damage control; dewatering pumps, immersion suits and PFDs, helicopter rescue, life rafts, abandon ship procedures, and emergency drills.

True Tales, Told Live True Tales, Told Live and KDLL public radio has a storytelling event at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Odie’s Deli in Soldotna. The theme is “Tail Tales: Stories of Animal Encounters,” with live music by Recess Duty. Admission is free. For more information or to sign up to tell a story, check out True Tales, Told Live on Facebook, or call Jenny Neyman with KDLL at 907-394-6397.

The Debussy Trio The Performing Arts Society proudly presents The Debussy Trio, a delightful ensemble of harp, flute, and viola to warm the cool October evening. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. General admission is $20; student admission is $10. Tickets are available at River City Books, Northcountry Fair, Already Read Books, Country Liquor, and at the door.

Community Drug Take Back Day Join our Community Drug Take Back Day at our new location at the Soldotna Police Department, located at 44510 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Come and dispose of all your unused or expired medications. Free coffee card to participants.

Spay & Neuter Halloween bake sale Peninsula Spay & Neuter Fund Annual Halloween Bake Sale will take place Oct. 25-26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Save-UMore Soldotna. Proceeds go to help pay a portion of the cost to spay and neuter animals. Please come out and join us to support the ending of euthanizing unwanted animals. Treats and goodies for all including your FUR FRIENDS. For more information or questions feel free to contact: Peninsula Spay and Neuter Fund Twyla Bentley 907-598-8228 or Judy Fandrei 907-690-2723.

Trapping and Snaring Orientation classes The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) will hold its 2019 trapping orientation class and snaring seminar on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Refuge Environmental Education Center on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. To obtain a permit to trap on the Refuge, it is mandatory to attend at least one Refuge trapping orientation. Trappers who have previously attended the trapping and snaring orientation do not need to re-attend; however, all refuge trappers are welcome. Starting Oct. 7, trapping permits for the 2019-20 season will be available at the Refuge Headquarters, on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Refuge Officer Joe Williams at 907-260-2852.

The next meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Farm Bureau will be held at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on K-Beach Road on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Casey Matney of the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Extension Service (CES) will be presenting an Update on UAF CES for Agriculture in Alaska and also Innovations for Integrated Pest Management. All members and interested parties are welcome to attend.

Spooky Seasons

Sterling Senior Center community meeting

FallFest 2019: Mark your calendar for our Fall Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. There will be vendors, local crafts, food and drink, craft workshops, and much more! To reserve a space or for more information, please call 907-262-7224 or stop in Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and noon, 38377 Swanson River Road, Sterling.

The Sterling Senior Center will be having a community meeting on Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. This is a public meeting to identify project proposals under the State of Alaska Community Assistance Program. Eligible nonprofits will present project proposals to be considered for CAP funding.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will host a Spooky Seasons event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Explore owls, bats, bugs and more creepy-crawlies of the forest at this annual, interactive event for all ages.

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Colleges should ban vaping


he Texas A&M University System has taken a hard line against vaping, prohibiting it on all of its properties — not just its 11 universities. To fully appreciate how big a deal this is, consider that Texas has 254 counties and A&M’s brand can be found somewhere within 250 of them. In addition to the school campuses there are all the agricultural extension service facilities and a health science center. It means that the ban isn’t just for college students. Is this “nanny-statism”? You could look at it that way. It infringes on the rights of individuals to indulge in unhealthy but legal behavior. But you also could look at it as A&M’s exercise of its property rights. A&M isn’t saying you can’t vape on property not owned by the A&M System — though clearly for your own good and the good of those around you, A&M wishes you wouldn’t. And there’s yet another way to look at it, still from the issue of individual rights, and that’s from the standpoint of an individual’s right not to breathe someone else’s secondhand vape. That’s how we look at both vape and smoke from old-fashioned cigarettes, cigars and pipes. Nonsmokers and non-vapers shouldn’t have to breathe vape or smoke, both of which harm human health. It should not be one of the hazards of venturing into a public park or onto a public sidewalk. We hope you agree. Vape-related deaths are increasing. How unique is A&M’s ban? If you Google “Have any colleges or universities banned vaping?” it’ll tell you 1,886 colleges prohibit vaping. That includes the flagship University of Texas System. The UT System banned tobacco from all 14 of its institutions by June 2017. Its policy, like A&M’s, includes e-cigarettes and vaping. Where else is vaping banned? Massachusetts banned all vape products and Oregon’s governor is considering it. Michigan just banned flavored vape and other states and cities are considering flavoredvape-only bans. Flavored vape is recognized to be a gateway to hooking children on nicotine. Banning it is a less politically risky feel-good step. It has merit, but not nearly as much as a full ban. Where do most people stand? Eight in 10 people agree that nobody under 21 should be allowed to buy vaping devices, according to a USA TODAY/ Ipsos poll. Fifty-nine percent say a ban on vaping products will steer users to the black market. Eighty-two percent of vapers see it that way, and 72% of vapers say government regulations won’t reduce the number of users, according to another survey. These results show how a poll respondent’s vested interests can affect the outcome. We can’t know how bans will work until they’re tried. But, wonder of wonders, vapers are more likely to say that policies or laws that make it harder for them to vape will fail. Surprised? Any upsides to vaping? There are anecdotal accounts of smokers who couldn’t quit until they used vaping to wean themselves. A recent study found that vaping helps smokers quit cigarettes, but the risk of relapse is high. Another study found that 80% of smokers who quit with the help of vaping don’t quit vaping. Bottom line: Vaping is one of many harmful habits that regulation can’t stop completely. But if it succeeds in reducing the problem, it’s worth it. Public policy should err on the side of protecting the rights of non-vapers and the long-term health of children. Our university systems have a sizable under-21 population to protect. Also 21 and older. The positive impact of vaping bans could be huge. — Abilene Reporter-News (Texas), Oct. 3, 2019


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alaska voices | Les Gara

Fair share for our oil will help fix Alaska’s self-inflicted deficit

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ov. Mike Dunleavy is wrong that you have to damage a needed Marine Highway, educational opportunity, and hit hard at seniors and the economy to pay a PFD. That’s a false choice. Responsible governing requires better than inflicting harm on people. A recently filed voter initiative would end unjustified oil company tax breaks at a time Dunleavy is creating self-inflicted damage. His calculated decision to damage our state is unprecedented by a governor. Needed, fair revenue, and a recall of a governor doesn’t care people are leaving Alaska, are our only ways to protect what we value about our state in the short term. It’s time people understood the hundreds of millions of dollars our current oil tax law is giving away, and taking away from our communities and neighbors. Policies that smartly encourage business are good. Ones that give away a publicly owned oil resource through unjustified tax breaks just harm Alaskans from the youngest to the eldest. I refuse to go so far as some of my friends, and say one action will balance the state’s budget. Fair oil revenue will help a huge amount. We don’t have to decimate a Marine Highway coastal Alaskans and businesses rely on. We don’t have to damage the opportunity, job training and road to success good public schools and a high-quality university provides. Fixing roughly $1 billion in oil revenue giveaways is a major, fair part of a plan to move this state forward again.

How weak is Alaska’s oil production tax? Here are a few measuring sticks. ConocoPhillips, unlike other companies, is required by securities laws to Les Gara reveal their Alaska profits. Their last annual report shows what we’re giving away. Between 2016-2018 it made $3.6 billion in profit under Alaska’s generous tax breaks. That’s more profit than they earned anywhere else in the world. In that same period ConocoPhillips lost $2.8 billion in the Lower 48. All its Middle East and Asian operations together generated two-thirds less profits than ConocoPhillips earned in Alaska. When pushing for their 2013 oil tax breaks, oil companies pointed to the Lower 48, where they lost money and pay billions more in royalties to landowners (20%-25% royalty payments in much of the Lower 48, compared to 12.5% royalties on most fields in Alaska) as a model. We don’t have to sell Alaska to the lowest bidder to be competitive. Here’s another measure. A 2018 state study concluded Alaska’s tax breaks will result in negative oil production tax revenue for Alaska’s biggest oil producers in valuable oil regions like NPR-A (and for the same reasons, in ANWR). The report explains that “negative Production Tax Revenues” on new fields are the result of rock bottom oil tax rates, and an expensive tax break. That break lets corporations avoid taxes by deducting their

costs on new fields from their tax payments on their existing highly profitable fields. We’ll pay out more than we receive from these fields for roughly a decade. To prevail, a voter initiative needs to be written to avoid misleading corporate campaign ads claiming it addresses too many issues. This initiative cleanly addresses the most glaring flaws in our oil tax laws. It restores much of the revenue we lose to various excessive tax credits and breaks. The initiative carefully applies only to the three largest, most profitable fields in Alaska, and future very large fields. It leaves the debate on smaller, potentially less profitable fields for the public and Legislature. Depending on the price of oil, this initiative would erase roughly $1 billion of our deficit. At higher prices, which bring higher corporate profits, the initiative lets us share in those profits with a slightly higher rate. We don’t have to choose between supporting a vibrant state with quality schools, that treats seniors with dignity one hand, or a PFD on the other. It’s time to end Alaska’s self-inflicted deficit. Dunleavy is wrong to use that as a reason to harm jobs and opportunity. If he won’t consider solutions that don’t damage this state, the constitutional right to vote on an initiative allows us to do his job. Les Gara served in the Alaska Legislature from 2003-2018, and has been a long time advocate for oil tax reforms. He lives in Anchorage. This originally appeared in the Juneau Empire.

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Biden, Warren, Sanders face scrutiny at Democratic debate By Steve Peoples Associated Press

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Joe Biden is facing baseless — but persistent— allegations of wrongdoing overseas that could undermine his argument that he’s best positioned to defeat the president. Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack that raised questions about his ability to withstand the vigor of a presidential campaign. And Elizabeth Warren is fending off new scrutiny of her biography. A dozen Democratic presidential candidates will meet on Tuesday for the most crowded presidential debate in modern history. But it’s the three leading candidates — Biden, Sanders and Warren — who face the most intense spotlight that could expose glaring liabilities in their quest for the White House. The debate marks the first time the candidates will meet since the House moved forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. While

they are united on that issue, the debate will again expose a political party struggling to coalesce around a unifying message or messenger with the first primary contest just over three months away. The event, hosted by CNN and The New York Times, will be held in Ohio, a state that has long helped decide presidential elections but has drifted away from Democrats in recent years. The White House hopefuls will represent the political and personal diversity that has come to define the Democratic Party of 2019: four women, four people of color, an openly gay man and an age range that spans four decades. Sanders, a Vermont senator, will be under pressure to prove he has the physical and mental stamina to stand on a podium for three hours less than two weeks after suffering a heart attack. Age was already a concern for the 78-year-old even before he was taken to a Nevada hospital earlier this month and had two stents put in to clear a clogged

artery in his heart. Sanders and his allies insist the health scare has only strengthened his commitment to the 2020 contest — and his case for his signature health care plan, “Medicare for All.” Sanders plans to note, as he has in recent days, that millions of Americans without health insurance could have been forced into bankruptcy — or worse — under the same circumstances. “Bernie is a political marathon runner,” said Sanders’ confidante RoseAnn DeMoro, the former executive director of National Nurses United. The stakes are also high for Warren, Sanders’ ideological ally, who stands on the debate stage for the first time as a front-runner, a status that makes her a top target of rivals in both political parties. Biden, 76, and others have jabbed her intense focus on detailed liberal policies that may be difficult to implement with a divided Congress. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg

has highlighted the absence of a specific Warren health care plan; she has embraced Sanders’ singlepayer plan instead. Republicans, meanwhile, have raised questions about whether Warren, 70, was actually forced from her teaching job because of a pregnancy nearly a half century ago, a claim that has become a core part of her personal message. Critics have pointed to past speeches and documents that suggest she left on her own. Warren is standing by her story. The issue is particularly threatening because it’s not the first time she has been accused of embellishing her biography. Warren has already apologized for claiming Native American heritage decades ago. While it showed distant tribal ancestry, it also sparked a rebuke of Warren from some Native Americans for attributing tribal membership to genetics. “The good news is that most attempts to attack Warren actually make her stronger,” said

Adam Green, a Warren supporter and co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “Questioning whether she got fired for being pregnant ended up increasing her breadth and intensity of support, particularly among women.” Biden is no stranger to the pressure of front-runner status. But he enters his fourth debate under the weight of intensifying questions from Trump about his family’s work overseas. Without proof, Trump has repeatedly said that Biden’s 49-year-old son, Hunter, improperly profited from work in Ukraine and China while the elder Biden was vice president. Trump also insists that Biden used his office to protect his son from allegations of wrongdoing. There is no evidence to any of the claims, and some of Biden’s Democratic rivals have defended him against Trump’s baseless attacks. But he will almost certainly be asked by the debate moderators to defend himself.

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Ex-National Security Council official testifies By Michael Balsamo and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, a former top National Security Council expert on Russia, was testifying to Congress behind closed doors Monday, the latest former Trump administration official to be subpoenaed as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Hill wouldn’t comment as she arrived on Capitol Hill, but the hearing was stretching beyond 10 hours in the closed session. Her attorney said she had received a congressional subpoena and would “comply and answer questions” from lawmakers. She resigned from the White House National Security Council over the summer. She is the first White House official to appear as part of the House impeachment inquiry. Her appearance comes despite a White House vow to halt any and all cooperation with what it termed the “illegitimate” impeachment

probe. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about whether they had sought to limit Hill’s testimony. A former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also been asked to appear for an interview this week, according to several officials familiar with the planning. Michael McKinley, a career foreign service officer and Pompeo’s de facto chief of staff, resigned Friday, ending a 37-year career, as the impeachment probe turns its focus on the State Department in the Ukraine matter. The sources were unauthorized to discuss the planning and granted anonymity. House Democrats asked that McKinley appear for a closed-door interview Wednesday, the day after George Kent, another State Department official, is scheduled. It is unclear if they will appear. Republicans called on Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, to release transcripts of the depositions

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Former White House adviser on Russia, Fiona Hill, arrives Monday on Capitol Hill.

to the public. The California Democrat said Sunday that having witnesses appear behind closed doors would prevent them from knowing what other witnesses said. “We want to make sure that we meet the needs of the investigation and not give the president or his legal minions the opportunity to tailor their testimony and in some cases fabricate testimony to suit their interests,” Schiff said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Rep. Jim Jordan, the top

Republican on the House oversight committee, said he learned Monday morning that Schiff had subpoenaed Hill. “She was going to come, she’d agreed to come, she was going to come voluntarily but he’s going to subpoena her, I believe, so he could ask certain questions and again keep those secret except for the certain things he wants to leak,” Jordan said. “The tragedy here and the crime here is that the American people

don’t get to see what’s going on in these sessions.” The subpoena was issued because of attempts by the Trump administration to direct witnesses not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry and to limit the testimony of witnesses, an official working on the impeachment inquiry told The Associated Press. Hill complied with the subpoena and was answering questions from both Democrats and Republicans, the official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of the closeddoor deposition. Later this week, U.S. ambassador Gordon Sondland, Trump’s hand-picked ambassador to the European Union, is expected to appear for a deposition against the wishes of the White House, after being subpoenaed. He’s expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy that there was no quid pro quo in their interactions with Ukraine was based solely on what Trump told him, according

to a person familiar with his coming testimony in the impeachment probe Sondland’s appearance, set for Thursday, comes after a cache of text messages from top envoys provided a vivid account of their work acting as intermediaries around the time Trump urged Ukraine’s new president, Volodymr Zelenskiy, to start investigations into a company linked to the family of Democratic rival Joe Biden. One witness who may not be called before Congress is the still-anonymous government whistleblower who touched off the impeachment inquiry. Top Democrats say testimony and evidence coming in from other witnesses, and even the Republican president himself, are backing up the whistleblower’s account of what transpired during Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelenskiy. Lawmakers have grown deeply concerned about protecting the person from Trump’s threats and may not wish to risk exposing the whistleblower’s identity.

White Fort Worth officer resigns after killing black woman By Jake Bleiberg and Jill Bleed Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted without justification and resigned Monday before he could be fired, the police chief said. Police bodycam video showed Aaron Dean approaching the door of the home where Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was caring for her 8-year-old nephew early Saturday. He then walked around the side of the house, pushed through a gate into the fenced-off backyard and fired through the glass a split-second after shouting at Jefferson to show her hands. Dean was not heard identifying himself as police on the video, and Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus said there was

no sign Dean or the other officer who responded even knocked on the front door. “Nobody looked at this video and said that there’s any doubt that this officer acted inappropriately,” Kraus said. Kraus said Dean would have been fired if he had not quit. He said a criminal investigation is underway and that he expects an update by Tuesday on whether the 34-year-old former officer — a member of the force for 1½ years — will be charged. Earlier in the day, Jefferson’s family had demanded that Dean be fired and arrested. “Why this man is not in handcuffs is a source of continued agitation for this family and for this community,” family attorney Lee Merritt said. Police went to Jefferson’s home about 2:25 a.m. after a neighbor called a non-emergency line to report a door ajar. In a statement over the

weekend, the department said officers saw someone near a window inside the home and that one of them drew his gun and fired after “perceiving a threat.” The video showed Dean shouting, “Put your hands up! Show me your hands!” and immediately firing. Jefferson was staying up late, playing video games with her nephew, when she was killed, according to the family’s attorney. As for what, exactly, led Dean to open fire, the police chief said: “I cannot make sense of why she had to lose her life.” The chief said Dean resigned without talking to internal affairs investigators. The video included images of a gun inside a bedroom. Kraus said he did not know whether Jefferson was holding the weapon. But he said the mere fact she had a gun shouldn’t be considered unusual in Texas. “We’re homeowners in

Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press

THE DALLES, Ore.— Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago. The Yakama and Lummi nations made the demand of the U.S. government on Indigenous Peoples Day, a designation that’s part of a trend to move away from a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus. For decades, people have debated whether to remove four big dams on the Lower Snake River, a tributary of the Columbia, but breaching the Columbia dams, which are a much more significant source of power, has never been seriously discussed. Proposals to merely curtail operations, let alone remove the structures, are controversial, and the prospects of the Columbia dams being demolished any time soon appear nonexistent. Tribal leaders said at a news conference along the Columbia River that the Treaty of 1855, in which 14 tribes and bands ceded 11.5 million acres to the United States, was based on the inaccurate belief that the U.S. had a right to take the land. Under the treaty, the Yakama Tribe retained the right to fish at all their traditional sites. But construction of the massive concrete dams decades later along the lower Columbia River to generate power for the booming region destroyed critical fishing spots and made it impossible for salmon to complete their migration. After a song of prayer, Yakama Nation Chairman JoDe Goudy spoke Monday at the site of now-vanished Celilo Falls near The Dalles, Oregon, and said the placid Columbia River behind him looked “like a lake where we once saw a free-flowing river.” “We have a choice and it’s one or the other:

dams or salmon,” he said. “Our ancestors tell us to look as far into the future as we can. Will we be the generation that forgot those who are coming behind us, those yet unborn?” Celilo Falls was a traditional salmon-fishing site for the Yakama for centuries, but it was swallowed by the river in 1957 after the construction of The Dalles Dam. The three dams operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are a critical part of a complex hydroelectric network strung along the Columbia and Snake rivers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that powers the entire region. Government officials were unavailable for further comment Monday due to the holiday. Supporters of dams along the Columbia and Snake rivers note the vast amount of clean energy they produce and their usefulness for irrigation and transportation. For example, they allow farmers to ship about half of U.S. wheat exports by barge instead of by truck or rail. According to the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, about 40,000 local jobs are dependent on shipping on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The Lummi Nation is in northwestern Washington state, far from the Columbia River, but it has also been touched by construction of the dams, said Jeremiah Julius, Lummi Nation chairman. Chinook salmon are the preferred prey of endangered orcas but just 73 resident orcas remain in the Pacific Northwest — the lowest number in three decades — because of a lack of chinook, as well as toxic contamination and vessel noise. The orcas were hunted for food for generations by the Lummi Nation in the Salish Sea, he said. “We are in a constant battle ... to leave future generations a lifeway promised our ancestors 164 years ago, he said. “Our people understand that the salmon, like the orca, are the miner’s canary for the health of the Salish Sea and for all its children. “I choose salmon,” he added. “I will always choose salmon.”

Texas,” the police chief said. “Most of us, if we thought we had somebody outside our house that shouldn’t be and we had access to a firearm, we would be acting very similarly to how she was acting.” Kraus said that, in hindsight, releasing the images of the weapon was “a bad thing to do.” Mayor Betsy Price called the gun “irrelevant.” “Atatiana was in her own

home, caring for her 8-yearold nephew. She was a victim,” Price said. Texas has had a “castle doctrine” law on the books since 2007 that gives people a stronger legal defense to use deadly force in their homes. The law was backed at the time by the National Rifle Association and is similar to “stand your ground” measures across the U.S. that say a person has no duty to

retreat from an intruder. Fort Worth is about 30 miles west of Dallas, where another high-profile police shooting occurred last year. In that case, white Dallas officer Amber Guyger shot and killed her black neighbor Botham Jean inside his own apartment after Guyger said she mistook his place for her own. Guyger, 31, was sentenced this month to 10 years in prison.

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3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize By Paul Wiseman, Aleksandar Ljubojevic and Steve LeBlanc Associated Press

STOCKHOLM — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT’s Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, and Harvard’s Michael Kremer. The 46-year-old Duflo is the youngest person ever to win the prize and only the second woman, after Elinor Ostrom in 2009. The three winners, who have worked together, revolutionized developmental economics by pioneering field experiments that

generate practical insights into how poor people respond to education, health care and other programs meant to lift them out of poverty. “Without spending some time understanding the intricacies of the lives of the poor and why they make the choices they make ... it is impossible to design the right approach,” Duflo told a news conference held by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awarded the prize. Their work in rural Kenya and in India, for instance, found that providing more textbooks, school meals and teachers didn’t do much to help students learn more. Making the schoolwork more relevant to students, working closely with the neediest students and holding teachers accountable — by putting them on short-term contracts, for example — were more effective in countries where teachers often don’t bother showing

up for work. The winners’ recommended program of remedial tutoring is now benefiting 5 million Indian children, the academy said. Kremer and others found that providing free health care makes a big difference: Only 18% of parents gave their children de-worming pills for parasitic infections when they had to pay for them, even though the heavily subsidized price was less than $1. But 75% gave their kids the pills when they were free. The World Health Organization now recommends that the medicine be distributed for free in areas with high rates of parasitic worm infections. Banerjee, Duflo and others found that mobile vaccination clinics in India dramatically increased the immunization rates compared to traditional health centers that often went unstaffed. The immunization rate rose further if parents received a bag of lentils as a bonus

for vaccinating their children. Banerjee and Duflo, who are married, also found that microcredit programs, which provide small loans to encourage poor people to start businesses, did little to help the poor in the Indian city of Hyderabad; studies in BosniaHerzegovina, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mexico and Mongolia, produced similar results. Despite enormous progress, global poverty remains a huge challenge, the academy noted. More than 700 million people live in extreme poverty. Five million children die before age 5, often from diseases that can be prevented or cured easily and inexpensively. Half the world’s children leave school without basic literacy and mathematical skills. Still, Kremer sounded a note of hope. “It can often seem like the problems of global poverty are

intractable, but over the course of my lifetime and career, the fraction of the world’s people living in poverty has dropped dramatically,” he said in a news release from Harvard. “Over the years, we have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work, and why. Governments and nonprofit organizations have become much more effective in addressing, and there is much wider recognition of how researchers and policymakers can work together in the fight against poverty.” Duflo and Banerjee told a news conference at MIT they weren’t sure how to react when the Nobel committee woke them with the news of their win. Duflo said that when the phone rang, she answered and was told it was an important call from Sweden. She said her response was: “Well, since you’ve now woken me up, go ahead.”

‘Glory to Ukraine’: Nationalist groups protest president By Yuras Karmanau and Angela Charlton Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine — Brandishing red flares and shouting “glory to Ukraine,” thousands of far-right and nationalist activists marched Monday through Kyiv, protesting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s leadership and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine. Zelenskiy sought to prove his patriotic credentials by visiting Ukrainian troops on the front line of the five-year conflict with Moscowbacked separatists, which has killed at least 13,000 people. Earlier Monday, he held a moment of silence at a monument to its Ukrainian victims. Police deployed around key sites in the Ukrainian capital as more than 10,000 people marched under a blanket of yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flags, in one of several nationalist gatherings Monday to mark Defense of the Homeland Day. Zelenskiy urged participants to

avoid violence and warned of potential “provocations” from those who want to stoke chaos. Black-clad men holding up red flares like torches led the procession, some in white masks to conceal their identity. “Glory to Ukraine!” they chanted. “No capitulation!” The crowd included uniformed veterans of the conflict who are urging Zelenskiy not to allow a troop withdrawal, local elections or amnesty for separatists. All are elements of a long-stalled peace plan that the Ukrainian president is trying to revive. “What price is Zelenskiy ready to pay? He’s ready to sell all of us out to make peace with Russia. And we will not be silent,” said 46-year-old veteran Taras Volochko. “Withdrawing troops is a catastrophe for the country. Russia is using the situation to seize the territories we withdraw from,” Andriy Biletsky, head of the far-right group National Corps, told The Associated Press. Zelenskiy, a comedian who rose to

the presidency this year on promises to end the conflict, thanked Ukrainian troops for defending the country from outside influence — and urged them to “come back alive.” “Ukraine is an independent, sovereign, unified and democratic state,” he told them, concluding his speech with his own “Glory to Ukraine!” Ukraine, Russia and the separatists signed a preliminary agreement earlier this month to pull back heavy weaponry and to hold an election in the area at a later date. The pullback has not occurred because of shelling from both sides and threats from Ukrainian hardliners to hamper the disengagement. Zelenskiy is sticking to the accord, insisting that it’s the only way for his country to move forward. He still enjoys the support of most Ukrainians, who argue he needs to be given time to fulfil his promises to revive the economy. Ukrainians have also shrugged off his embarrassing phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump that unleashed

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Members of the nationalist movements light flares during a rally Monday marking Defense of the Homeland Day in center Kyiv, Ukraine.

an impeachment inquiry in the United States. “I love my country but I’m not like those nationalists, I don’t have time for protests. And what good does that bring?” asked Nadiya Kuzmenko, 68, a former arms factory worker who cleans houses to supplement her $125 monthly

pension. The marchers in Kyiv rallied at the Maidan square, a symbol of Ukrainian uprisings against Russian influence. Thousands continued on to the presidential headquarters overlooking the capital. Kyiv authorities said the main march ended peacefully.

13 police killed by suspected cartel gunmen in west Mexico By Maria Verza Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — At least 13 police officers were killed and three others wounded Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the town of El Aguaje

in Aguililla municipality to enforce a judicial order when “several armed civilians fired on them,” Michoacan’s state security department said in a statement. “No attack on the police will go unpunished, and this was a cowardly, devious attack because they laid an ambush in this area of the road,” Gov. Silvano Aureoles said. Images published in Mexican media showed vehicles burning

in the middle of a highway and messages apparently signed by Jalisco New Generation, one of Mexico’s most powerful and rising cartels at the moment. Aureoles said their authenticity was under investigation. In the afternoon, an Associated Press journalist saw two gutted patrol cars at the entrance to El Aguaje surrounded by hundreds of bullet casings. Two police trucks

were towed away. The streets were nearly devoid of human activity as people apparently decided to stay indoors after the violent events. After the attack, the area in western Mexico’s so-called “hot lands” was reinforced by federal and state security forces, who set up checkpoints to find the assailants. Michoacan, an important avocado-growing state, has recently

has seen a jump in violence that has brought back memories of the bloodiest days of Mexico’s war on drug cartels between 2006 and 2012. In August, police found 19 bodies in the town of Uruapan, including nine hung from a bridge. Later, an area roughly 45 miles north of Aguililla was the scene of fierce clashes between members of Jalisco New Generation and regional selfdefense groups.

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2019. There are 77 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On this date: In 1783, the first manned balloon flight took place in Paris as Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier ascended in a basket attached to a tethered Montgolfier hot-air balloon, rising to about 75 feet. In 1917, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari (Margaretha ZelleGeertruida MacLeod), 41, convicted by a French military court of spying for the Germans, was executed by a firing squad outside Paris. (Maintaining her innocence to the end, Mata Hari refused a blindfold and blew a kiss to her executioners.) In 1940, Charles Chaplin’s first all-talking comedy, “The Great Dictator,” a lampoon of Adolf Hitler, opened in New York. In 1945, the former premier of Vichy France, Pierre Laval, was executed for treason. In 1946, Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering (GEH’-reeng) fatally poisoned himself hours before he was to have been executed. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall on the Carolina coast as a Category 4 storm; Hazel was blamed for some 1,000 deaths in the Caribbean, 95 in the U.S. and 81 in Canada. In 1976, in the first debate of its kind between vice-presidential nominees, Democrat Walter F. Mondale and Republican Bob Dole faced off in Houston. In 1989, South African officials released eight prominent political prisoners, including Walter Sisulu (sih-SOO’loo). In 2001, Bethlehem Steel Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In 2003, eleven people were killed when a Staten Island ferry slammed into a maintenance pier. (The ferry’s pilot, who’d blacked out at the controls, later pleaded guilty to eleven counts of manslaughter.) In 2006, three members of Duke University’s lacrosse team appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to deny raping a woman who’d been hired to perform as a stripper (Collin Finnerty, Reade Seligmann and David Evans were later exonerated). In 2017, actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted should write “Me too” as a status; within hours, tens of thousands had taken up the #MeToo hashtag (using a phrase that had been introduced 10 years earlier by social activist Tarana Burke.) Ten years ago: A report of a 6-year-old Colorado boy trapped inside a runaway helium balloon engrossed the nation before the boy, Falcon Heene (HEE’-nee), was found safe at home in what turned out to be a hoax. (Falcon’s parents served up to a month in jail.) Five years ago: Fresh signs of slow global economic growth and the Ebola crisis sent stocks on Wall Street tumbling as much as 460 points in the most turbulent day since 2011 before partially recovering; European shares slid as well. The Kansas City Royals advanced to their first World Series since 1985 after finishing a four-game sweep in the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The San Francisco Giants came within one game of winning the NL Championship Series with a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. One year ago: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died in Seattle at the age of 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; he had used the billions from the company he founded with childhood friend Bill Gates to invest in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports. Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage; the move was intended as a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who had mocked those claims. (A Stanford University expert concluded that Warren had a Native American ancestor who probably lived six to 10 generations ago.) Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores. Kensington Palace announced that Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, the former Meghan Markle, were expecting their first child in the spring. (The baby boy, born May 6, was named Archie.) Today’s Birthdays: Jazz musician Freddy Cole is 88. Singer Barry McGuire is 84. Actress Linda Lavin is 82. Rock musician Don Stevenson (Moby Grape) is 77. Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Palmer is 74. Singer-musician Richard Carpenter is 73. Actor Victor Banerjee is 73. Former tennis player Roscoe Tanner is 68. Singer Tito Jackson is 66. Actor-comedian Larry Miller is 66. Actor Jere Burns is 65. Movie director Mira Nair is 62. Britain’s Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is 60. Chef Emeril Lagasse (EM’-ur-ul leh-GAH’-see) is 60. Actress Tanya Roberts is 60. Rock musician Mark Reznicek (REHZ’-nih-chehk) is 57. Singer Eric Benet (beh-NAY’) is 53. Actress Vanessa Marcil is 51. Singer-actress-TV host Paige Davis is 50. Country singer Kimberly Schlapman (Little Big Town) is 50. Actor Dominic West is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ginuwine (JIHN’-yoo-wyn) is 49. Actor Devon Gummersall is 41. Actor Chris Olivero is 40. Christian singer-actress Jaci (JAK’-ee) Velasquez is 40. Actor Brandon Jay McLaren is 39. Rhythmand-blues singer Keyshia Cole is 38. Actor Vincent Martella is 27. Actress Bailee Madison is 20. Thought for Today: “A friend to all is a friend to none.” -- Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384 B.C.-322 B.C.).

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Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend’s burning death By Mark Thiessen Associated Press

ANCHORAGE — A woman who poured gasoline on the couch where her sleeping boyfriend lay and then shut the door after seeing him jump up and yell “hot, hot” will spend 60 years in prison for firstdegree murder. Saying it represents as horrific an offense as he’s ever dealt with, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton on Monday sentenced Gina Virgilio to 99 years with 39 years suspended. She also was sentenced to 10 years of probation after her release for the 2012 death of Michael Gonzalez. Virgilio, 32, sat with her face buried in her hands as Wolverton announced the sentence. He said she was not a monster and has shown remorse but did a “horrific, horrific, thing.” Before sentencing Virgilio indicated to the judge that mental

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start, and he made his comments in an interview with The Associated Press. Syrian state media broadcast repeated footage of government forces entering northern towns and villages with residents chanting slogans in support of Assad, while others rushed to hug the soldiers. In a northern village, residents welcomed the troops by showering them with rice, an Arab gesture of welcome. In another village, dozens of young men rode motorcycles as some waved posters of Assad. “We are going back to our normal positions that are at the border,” said a Syrian officer, as embattled Kurdish authorities invited the government to retake towns and villages in the north. “May God protect the army!” residents responded. The dramatic events are a crushing blow to the dreams of Syria’s Kurds who had built up a degree

illness drove her to this act. “I hate me for what I did. I can never bring him back,” she said. There was no motive for the murder, which she called frustrating. “You can’t make sense out of a mind that makes no sense,” Virgilio said. “Everything that ever happened with my son, with Michael, it was from my mind. When you believe something, you act on those things.” She said once she has come back to normal, her life picked up right where it was before she got into drugs. She’s active with a faithbased therapeutic program at the women’s prison, and she is setting records in the running program. Gonzalez family members gave heart-wrenching victim impact statements to the court on Oct. 4. The rest of the sentencing phase was continued to Monday. Outside the courtroom, the victim’s youngest brother was

relieved with the sentence and happy to have the seven-year ordeal over. “I believe as long as she gets out at a late enough age to where she’s not a danger to me, my family or society, I’m OK with it,” Austine Gonzalez said. Virgilio entered a plea deal earlier this year, and the state agreed to a sentence of 30 to 70 years. But during sentencing Monday, the state pushed for 70 years, noting circumstances of the crime warranted the higher end. “I think the court considered and made an appropriate sentence,” Anchorage Assistant District Attorney Patrick McKay said. Virgilio’s public defender, Craig Howard, declined comment. Virgilio’s supporters spoke on her behalf Monday, including a brother and three representatives of organizations that help at the prison. Her brother, Reginald Carney, said he was closest to Gina among

the family’s six siblings. He said she began to change after she began experimenting with drugs, at about age 20, everything from Oxcyotin and marijuana to cocaine. She later graduated to intravenous meth use. In January 2012, she disappeared for about two weeks, attending a meth-fueled party somewhere between Talkeetna and Willow that began a sixmonth decline into drug psychosis that ended with Gonzalez’s murder. “Her brain was fried from the meth,” Howard said. She lost weight, kept distance from loved ones and once tried to kill her child. She also became obsessed with fire, Howard said. The state eventually took the child from her, shortly before she set the apartment on fire. Before the fire, her brother took her to the emergency room, fearful she would harm herself. She was released after about

three hours with the prognosis of drug-induced psychosis, which would pass. After the fire, she tested negative for drugs and alcohol. On the night of June 7, 2012, Virgilio and Gonzalez held a party for Gonzalez’s 24th birthday. While he passed out or fell asleep on the couch early the next morning after drinking beer, she found a gas can and walked a quarter mile to the nearest gas station. When she got there, she only had 53 cents in her pocket, so the clerk gave her $5 for gas. Virgilio then walked back to the apartment, stared at her boyfriend for a while and doused the couch, the carpet in front of it and the area in front of the apartment’s only doorway with gasoline. She lit mail on fire and tossed it inside. When she saw Gonzalez get up and yell “hot, hot” she shut the door and fled. He died from smoke inhalation and severe burns.

of autonomy that was unthinkable before the war, when they were an oppressed minority by the Assad family rule. The ethnic group grew from an underdog in Syria to a prestigious group that controls about 30 percent of Syrian territory, working hand in hand with the Americans to defeat the Islamic State group. A return by Assad’s forces to their region is a major shift in Syria’s long-running civil war, further cementing Assad’s hold over the ravaged country. The Syrian troops arrived in the northern province of Raqqa aboard buses and pickup trucks with mounted machine guns. Troops moved into the towns of Tal Tamr, about 12 miles from the Turkish border, Ein Issa and Tabqa, known for its dam on the Euphrates River and a nearby air base of the same name. They later entered the Kurdishheld town of Manbij, in a race with Turkey-backed opposition fighters advancing in the same direction. The Manbij region is home to U.S. outposts that were set up in 2017 to patrol the tense frontiers between

Turkish-controlled areas and the Kurdish-held side of northern Syria. A U.S. official said troops are still in the town, preparing to leave. Earlier, Syrian fighters backed by Turkey said they began an offensive alongside Turkish troops to capture Manbij, which is on the western flank of the Euphrates River, broadening their campaign east of the river. Mustafa Sejari, an official with the Turkey-backed fighters, tweeted: “The battle of Manbij has begun.” Turkey’s private NTV television reported that Turkish special forces and commandos began advancing toward Manbij in the afternoon. CNN-Turk also mentioned the attack, reporting that the sound of clashes could be heard. Erdogan signaled earlier in the day his military was ready to begin the assault Manbij, with a goal of returning the city to Arab populations that he said were its rightful owners. Speaking later in Baku, Azerbaijan, Erdogan said Turkey’s military offensive into northeast Syria is as “vital” to Turkey as its 1974 military intervention in Cyprus, which

split the island. Erdogan also made clear Turkey would not halt its offensive despite the widespread condemnation. The military action by Ankara sets up a potential clash between Turkey and Syria and raises the specter of a resurgent Islamic State group as the U.S. relinquishes any remaining influence in northern Syria to Assad and his chief backer, Russia. Turkey warned its NATO allies in Europe and the United States not to stand in its way. Trump said the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he ordered out of Syria would remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the IS threat. The European Union unanimously condemned Turkey’s military move and asked all 28 of its member states to stop selling arms to Ankara, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell told the AP. In Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian and Turkish officials have remained in close contact. Russia appeared to be working on de-confliction between Turkish

and Syrian troops. Erdogan has already said Turkey will not negotiate with the Syrian Kurdish fighters, saying they have links to a long-running Kurdish insurgency within its own borders. Syria’s state-run news agency SANA said government forces planned to “confront the Turkish aggression,” without giving further details. Photos posted by SANA showed several vehicles and a small number of troops in Tal Tamr, a predominantly Assyrian Christian town that was once held by IS before it was retaken by Kurdishled forces. Many Syrian Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Syria’s prewar population of 23 million, left for Europe in the past 20 years, with the flight gathering speed since the conflict began in March 2011. Heavy fighting on Sunday reached a Kurdish-run camp for displaced persons in Ein Issa. The camp is home to about 12,000 people, including around 950 wives and children of IS fighters, and hundreds are believed to have escaped amid the chaos.

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Kenai River Brown Bears forward Logan Ritchie and Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets defenseman Max Klanow battle in the corner Sunday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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Of the 42 players suited up for Sunday’s 6-3 victory by the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets over the Kenai River Brown Bears, 26 are in their first year playing at the level of the North American Hockey League or higher. That may explain the topsy-turvy nature of the series, which had Kenai River winning 5-2 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday before the Bears fell into a 4-0 hole just 43 seconds into the second period Sunday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. “This is a heavy league,” said Janesville head coach Corey Leivermann, who had just one player in his final year of junior eligibility playing Sunday. “We’ve got a young team and the young guys are still learning to play with effort and skill consistently.” Kenai River head coach Kevin Murdock said consistency also has been a point of focus for the Bears, even for the veterans. “I still think we’re going through some growing pains,” Murdock said. “Guys are

figuring out what it takes to be successful day in and day out in this league.” Kenai River is 6-3-1-1, good for second place in the Midwest Division. The Jets are 4-7-0-0 and in fifth in the division. The Bears host the Minnesota Magicians on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the sports complex The warning signs of a letdown game were there for Kenai River. The two threegoal margin of victories to feel confident. A Sunday crowd that wouldn’t be as big as a Friday or Saturday. The suspension of Eagle River’s Zach Krajnik, the second-leading scorer on the team, for an incident in Saturday’s game. The Jets came in having been outscored 20-6 in their last four games. Leivermann said he didn’t have a feel for what he’d get from his young and talented team, which already has five players committed to Division I schools and two that were listed on the NHL Central Scouting list this week. “I’ve said a lot during the four-game losing streak, so I really didn’t have too much more to say,” Leivermann

Nationals move 1 win from Series WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 pitches in, Stephen Strasburg was adamant he wasn’t quite ready to leave the latest superb start by a Nationals pitcher against the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series — a win that put Washington on the verge of the city’s first World Series in 86 years. It was the seventh inning, and manager Dave Martinez noticed Strasburg had flexed his right leg and reached for that hamstring. So the skipper and a trainer went to the mound to check on their guy. “I was trying to explain to him, ‘Hey, you just grabbed your hamstring, so there’s a little concern,’” Martinez recalled. “He said, ‘No, I cramped up. It’s fine. I always cramp up.’ He said, ‘I’m staying in the game. I want to finish this inning.’ I said, ‘You sure you’re all right?’ He said, ‘I’m in the game!’” The right-hander did, indeed, stay in. Even struck out the next two batters to raise his total to 12 Ks, each finished with an off-speed

pitch. Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven NLCS by beating St. Louis 8-1 Monday night. “It’s a little surreal,” reliever Sean Doolittle said about being one win from the World Series, “and I think that’s why it’s important that we don’t look too far ahead.” After Nationals starters Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer flirted with no-hitters in the first two games against the Cardinals, Strasburg wasn’t quite that untouchable: He allowed a double in the second inning, six later singles and one unearned run. Still, the Cardinals, quite simply, can’t score in this NLCS: They have a grand total of two runs and 11 hits through three games. Washington’s three starters have a combined ERA — no calculator necessary for this one — of 0.00.

On Tap Thursday Volleyball Colony at Soldotna, 6 p.m. Seward at Nikiski, 5 p.m. Friday Swimming Homer, Kenai, SoHi, Seward at Palmer Invite, 9:45 a.m. Volleyball Seward at Homer at Homer Middle, 5:30 p.m. Kenai at Soldotna, 6 p.m. Colony at Nikiski, 5 p.m.

Saturday Division II state championship Soldotna vs. Lathrop, 4 p.m. at Anchorage Football Stadium Swimming Homer, Kenai, SoHi, Seward at Palmer Invite, diving at 8:30 a.m., swimming at 12:15 p.m. Volleyball Homer at Nikiski, 2 p.m. Colony at Soldotna, 11:30 a.m. Wrestling Kenai at Homer Invite, 11 a.m.

Max Klanow of the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets scores short-handed on Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Danny Fraga on Sunday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

said. “I think they were just sick of losing. They committed to compete and do the little things.” Isaac Novak got things started for Janesville 7 minutes, 45 seconds, into the game, then Grant Hindman scored on the power play and Max Klanow scored short-handed to give the Jets a 3-0 lead after the first period. Kenai River’s Theo Thrun and Stewart Pond each had close-range opportunities ring off the pipe in the period. “I told them they should feel good to be up 3-0 because it easily could have been 3-2 after the first period,” Leivermann said. Just 43 seconds into the second period, Janesville’s Nick Nardella scored for the

second short-handed goal on the power play. “It was just missed communication and guys were standing around too much,” Murdock said. Konner Lundeen got Kenai River on the board with 17:14 to play in the second, but less than two minutes later Jack Rhode scored for Janesville to chase Kenai River goaltender Danny Fraga, who made 16 saves on 21 shots to fall behind 5-1. “I don’t think we played very well in front of Danny,” Murdock said. “I don’t think Danny played that bad. I think he fought it a little bit.” In the third period, Novak scored on the power play for Janesville, which was 2 for 4 with the man advantage, for a

6-1 game. Then Leivermann said his team’s inexperience showed again. Instead of continuing to play solid defense in front of goalie Grant Riley, who would make 34 saves, Leivermann said the Jets started playing selfishly. Thrun scored on the power play and Nate Thelen added another with 4:03 to play before Leivermann called timeout and chewed out his team. “Our goaltender was playing good and we’re up 6-1, but suddenly they decided to play selfish hockey and go off and try and score goals,” Leivermann said. Landon Pavlisin had 15 saves on 16 shots in relief for the Bears.

20. Minnesota 21. Cincinnati 22. Missouri 23. Iowa 24. Appalachian St. 25. Washington

At Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala. Lap Length: 2.66 miles Pole Position Parentheses 1. (9) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 188. 2. (13) Ryan Newman, Ford, 188. 3. (40) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188. 4. (5) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188. 5. (22) Michael McDowell, Ford, 188. 6. (20) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 188. 7. (33) Corey LaJoie, Ford, 188. 8. (1) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 188. 9. (7) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 188. 10. (21) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 188. 11. (10) Joey Logano, Ford, 188. 12. (34) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 188. 13. (16) Matt Tifft, Ford, 188. 14. (25) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 188. 15. (32) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 188. 16. (14) Paul Menard, Ford, 188. 17. (15) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 188. 18. (30) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet, 188. 19. (26) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188. 20. (23) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, Accident, 187. 21. (29) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 187. 22. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 187. 23. (8) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 186. 24. (27) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 185. 25. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, Accident, 182. 26. (18) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 182. 27. (28) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, Accident, 181. 28. (24) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, Accident, 181. 29. (17) David Ragan, Ford, Accident, 181. 30. (31) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, Accident, 181. 31. (35) Blake Jones, Chevrolet, 179. 32. (19) Daniel Suarez, Ford, Accident, 168. 33. (3) William Byron, Chevrolet, Accident, 162. 34. (11) Erik Jones, Toyota, Accident, 162. 35. (37) Austin Theriault, Ford, Accident, 162. 36. (36) Joey Gase, Toyota, Accident, 161. 37. (2) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, Accident, 106. 38. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Accident, 106. 39. (12) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, Accident, 106. 40. (39) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, Engine, 53.

“Both teams still have guys getting used to junior hockey,” Murdock said. “The guys are making the transition from midget or high school hockey, and from other junior leagues. Everybody can beat everybody in this league.” Sunday Jets 6, Brown Bears 3

Janesville 3 2 1 — 6 Kenai River 0 1 2 — 3 First period — 1. Janesville, Novak (Hindman, Klanow), 7:45; 2. Janesville, Hindman (Bacallo, Dunlap), pp, 17:23; 3. Janesville, Klanow (Hindman, Roepke), sh, 19:53. Penalties — Janesville 4 for 8:00; Kenai River 3 for 6:00. Second period — 4. Janesville, Nardella (Hindman, Roepke), sh, 0:43; 5. Kenai River, Lundeen (Thrun, Ritchie), 2:46; 6. Janesville, Rhode (Brown, LaPointe), 4:03. Penalties — Janesville 4 for 8:00; Kenai River 2 for 4:00. Third period — 7. Janesville, Novak (Dunlap, Nardella), pp, 13:13; 8. Kenai River, Thrun (McCollum, Valiquette), pp, 13:58; 9. Kenai River, Thelen (Thrun, Poellinger), 15:57. Penalties — Janesville 3 for 6:00; Kenai River 2 for 4:00. Shots on goal — Janesville 14-12-11—37; Kenai River 12-12-13—37. Goalies — Janesville, Riley (37 shots, 34 saves); Kenai River, Fraga (21 shots, 16 saves), Pavlisin (16 shots, 15 saves). Power plays — Janesville 2 for 4; Kenai River 1 for 8.

scoreboard Football NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 6 0 0 1.000 190 48 Buffalo 4 1 0 .800 90 70 N.Y. Jets 1 4 0 .200 63 123 Miami 0 5 0 .000 42 180 South Houston 4 2 0 .667 162 134 Indianapolis 3 2 0 .600 113 115 Jacksonville 2 4 0 .333 117 131 Tennessee 2 4 0 .333 98 92 North Baltimore 4 2 0 .667 184 140 Cleveland 2 4 0 .333 120 154 Pittsburgh 2 4 0 .333 123 131 Cincinnati 0 6 0 .000 97 159 West Kansas City 4 2 0 .667 172 144 Oakland 3 2 0 .600 103 123 Denver 2 4 0 .333 106 106 L.A. Chargers 2 4 0 .333 120 118 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Dallas 3 3 0 .500 153 114 Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 161 149 N.Y. Giants 2 4 0 .333 111 160 Washington 1 5 0 .167 90 167 South New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 128 122 Carolina 4 2 0 .667 166 133 Tampa Bay 2 4 0 .333 173 185 Atlanta 1 5 0 .167 135 186 North Green Bay 5 1 0 .833 142 115 Minnesota 4 2 0 .667 150 93 Chicago 3 2 0 .600 87 69 Detroit 2 2 1 .500 119 118 West San Francisco 5 0 0 1.000 147 64 Seattle 5 1 0 .833 165 146 L.A. Rams 3 3 0 .500 153 154 Arizona 2 3 1 .417 134 171 Thursday’s Games New England 35, N.Y. Giants 14 Sunday’s Games Carolina 37, Tampa Bay 26 New Orleans 13, Jacksonville 6 Houston 31, Kansas City 24 Minnesota 38, Philadelphia 20 Washington 17, Miami 16 Baltimore 23, Cincinnati 17 Seattle 32, Cleveland 28 Arizona 34, Atlanta 33 San Francisco 20, L.A. Rams 7 Denver 16, Tennessee 0 N.Y. Jets 24, Dallas 22 Pittsburgh 24, L.A. Chargers 17 Open: Buffalo, Indianapolis, Chicago, Oakland Monday’s Games Green Bay 23, Detroit 22 Thursday, Oct. 17 Kansas City at Denver, 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 Miami at Buffalo, 9 a.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 9 a.m. Arizona at N.Y. Giants, 9 a.m. Oakland at Green Bay, 9 a.m. L.A. Rams at Atlanta, 9 a.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 9 a.m. Jacksonville at Cincinnati, 9 a.m. San Francisco at Washington, 9 a.m. L.A. Chargers at Tennessee, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 12:25 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 12:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:20 p.m. Open: Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Carolina, Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 21 New England at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m. All Times AKDT

330 308 233 210 148 107

NR 25 NR 17 NR NR

Others receiving votes: Tulane 55, Iowa St. 36, Temple 31, Wake Forest 25, California 20, Virginia 8, Memphis 6, Southern Cal 4, South Carolina 4, Texas A&M 3, UCF 3, San Diego St. 2, Louisiana Tech 1.

Hockey NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 6 5 0 1 11 25 13 Boston 6 5 1 0 10 16 10 Toronto 6 3 2 1 7 24 22 Detroit 5 3 2 0 6 16 16 Montreal 5 2 1 2 6 21 21 Florida 6 2 2 2 6 19 24 Tampa Bay 5 2 2 1 5 20 17 Ottawa 5 1 4 0 2 12 19 Metropolitan Division Carolina 6 5 1 0 10 24 16 Pittsburgh 6 4 2 0 8 25 16 Washington 7 3 2 2 8 22 23 N.Y. Islanders 6 3 3 0 6 15 17 Philadelphia 3 2 0 1 5 10 6 N.Y. Rangers 3 2 1 0 4 11 9 Columbus 5 2 3 0 4 11 18 New Jersey 6 0 4 2 2 13 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Colorado 5 5 0 0 10 22 12 St. Louis 6 3 1 2 8 19 20 Winnipeg 7 4 3 0 8 24 26 Nashville 5 3 2 0 6 23 21 Chicago 4 1 2 1 3 12 13 Dallas 7 1 5 1 3 13 23 Minnesota 5 1 4 0 2 12 21 Pacific Division Edmonton 6 5 1 0 10 23 16 Vegas 6 4 2 0 8 24 14 Anaheim 6 4 2 0 8 13 10 Calgary 6 2 3 1 5 15 20 Vancouver 4 2 2 0 4 13 10 Los Angeles 5 2 3 0 4 20 26 San Jose 6 2 4 0 4 13 22 Arizona 4 1 2 1 3 7 7 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs. Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 7, Winnipeg 2 Vegas 5, Los Angeles 2 San Jose 3, Calgary 1 Monday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 3, St. Louis 2, OT Boston 4, Anaheim 2 Minnesota 2, Ottawa 0 Florida 6, New Jersey 4 Buffalo 4, Dallas 0 Colorado 6, Washington 3 Chicago 3, Edmonton 1 Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Montreal, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 3 p.m. Arizona at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Calgary, 5 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Nashville at Vegas, 6 p.m. Carolina at Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. All Times AKDT


The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-1 6-1 5-1 5-1 5-1 5-1 6-0 4-2 5-1 5-1 6-0 6-0

Pts Pv 1503 1 1449 5 1427 2 1404 3 1333 6 1245 8 1129 10 1042 9 1041 7 995 3 985 12 906 13 729 15 716 14 672 11 648 16 524 18 470 22 398 21

Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 136.644 mph. Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 39 Mins, 35 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.007 Seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 43 laps. Lead Changes: 47 among 19 drivers. Lap Leaders: B. Keselowski 1-4; K. Busch 5-6; A. Dillon 7; K. Busch 8-18; R. Blaney 19-33; E. Jones 34; A. Almirola 35; B. Keselowski 36-40; R. Newman 41-43; B. Keselowski 44-45; K. Busch 46; C. Elliott 47-49; D. Hemric ‥ 50; W. Byron 51-53; J. Logano 54; W. Byron 55-58; B. Wallace 59; R. Blaney 60-72; J. Logano 73-77; C. Elliott 78-83; B. Keselowski 84-86; C. Elliott 87-89; B. Keselowski 90-93; A. Almirola 94-95; J. Johnson 96-97; C. Elliott 98-101; J. Logano 102-103; C. Elliott 104-106; C. Bowyer 107-111; C. Buescher 112; B. Keselowski 113-116; W. Byron 117; C. Bowyer 118-125; K. Busch 126; J. Logano 127-133; A. Theriault 134; R. Stenhouse Jr 135-142; J. Logano 143; R. Stenhouse Jr 144-150; K. Busch 151-153; L. Cassill 154; W. Byron 155159; R. Stenhouse Jr 160-175; K. Busch 176-179; R. Stenhouse Jr 180; K. Busch 181; R. Blaney 182-188. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Ryan Blaney 3 times for 35 laps; Ricky Stenhouse Jr 4 times for 32 laps; Brad Keselowski 6 times for 22 laps; Chase Elliott 5 times for 19 laps; Kurt Busch 3 times for 16 laps; Joey Logano 5 times for 16 laps; William Byron 4 times for 13 laps; Clint Bowyer 2 times for 13 laps; Kyle Busch 4 times for 7 laps; Aric Almirola 2 times for 3 laps; Ryan Newman 1 time for 3 laps; Jimmie Johnson 1 time for 2 laps; Austin Theriault 1 time for 1 lap; Daniel Hemric ‥ 1 time for 1 lap; Austin Dillon 1 time for 1 lap; Chris Buescher 1 time for 1 lap; Bubba Wallace 1 time for 1 lap; Erik Jones 1 time for 1 lap; Landon Cassill 1 time for 1 lap.



AP Top 25

1. Alabama (30) 2. LSU (12) 3. Clemson (11) 4. Ohio St. (9) 5. Oklahoma 6. Wisconsin 7. Penn St. 8. Notre Dame 9. Florida 10. Georgia 11. Auburn 12. Oregon 13. Utah 14. Boise St. 15. Texas 16. Michigan 17. Arizona St. 18. Baylor 19. SMU

6-0 5-1 5-1 4-2 5-0 5-2

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League N.Y. Yankees 1, Houston 1 Saturday, Oct. 12: N.Y. Yankees 7, Houston 0 Sunday, Oct. 13: Houston 3, N.Y. Yankees 2, 11 innings Tuesday, Oct. 15: Houston (Cole 20-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Severino 1-1), 12:08 p.m. (FS1) National League Washington 3, St. Louis 0 Friday, Oct. 11: Washington 2, St. Louis 0 Saturday, Oct. 12: Washington 3, St. Louis 1 Monday, Oct. 14: Washington 8, St. Louis 1 Tuesday, Oct. 15 St. Louis (Hudson 16-7) at Washington (Corbin 14-7), 4:05 p.m. (TBS) All Times AKDT

Racing NASCAR Monster Energy 500 Results Monday

MLS Playoffs First Round Saturday, Oct. 19 Eastern Conference New England at Atlanta, 9 a.m. D.C. at Toronto, 2 p.m. Western Conference Dallas at Seattle, 11:30 a.m. Portland at Salt Lake, 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 Eastern Conference New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Western Conference LA Galaxy at Minnesota, 4:30 p.m. All Times AKDT

Basketball NBA Preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 3 0 1.000 —

Boston 3 0 1.000 — Brooklyn 3 0 1.000 — New York 1 1 .500 1½ Toronto 1 2 .333 2 Southeast Division Miami 3 0 1.000 — Orlando 3 2 .600 1 Washington 2 2 .500 1½ Charlotte 1 3 .250 2½ Atlanta 0 3 .000 3 Central Division Milwaukee 4 0 1.000 — Indiana 3 0 1.000 ½ Detroit 2 1 .667 1½ Cleveland 1 2 .333 2½ Chicago 1 3 .250 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division New Orleans 4 0 1.000 — Houston 3 1 .750 1 Memphis 2 1 .667 1½ Dallas 1 3 .250 3 San Antonio 0 3 .000 3½ Northwest Division Denver 3 0 1.000 — Oklahoma City 2 1 .667 1 Minnesota 1 2 .333 2 Portland 1 2 .333 2 Utah 1 3 .250 2½ Pacific Division L.A. Lakers 2 2 .500 — Sacramento 2 2 .500 — Phoenix 2 2 .500 — L.A. Clippers 2 2 .500 — Golden State 1 2 .333 ½ Sunday’s Games Boston 118, Cleveland 72 L.A. Clippers 118, Melbourne United 100 New Orleans 123, San Antonio 114 Chicago 105, Toronto 91 Milwaukee 115, Washington 108 Philadelphia 126, Orlando 94 Minnesota 131, Maccabi Haifa 101 Monday’s Games Miami 120, Atlanta 87 Charlotte 120, Memphis 99 Dallas 107, Oklahoma City 70 Sacramento 128, Utah 115 Denver 107, Phoenix 102 L.A. Lakers 104, Golden State 98 Tuesday’s Games Boston at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 3 p.m. All Times AKDT


BASEBALL National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS -- Announced pitching coach Rick Honeycutt will transition to a special assistant role next season. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES -- Waived G Matt Mooney. Signed G Dusty Hannahs. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS -- Signed WR Jordan Veasy to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS -- Placed OL Kyle Long on IR. Signed DL Abdullah Anderson from the practice squad and TE Dax Raymond to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS -- Signed TE Evan Baylis from the practice squad. Released CB Tremon Smith. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -- Placed DE Kemoko Turay on IR. Signed DT Carl Davis. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -- Placed FB Jakob Johnson on injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS -- Terminated the contract of LB Nate Stupar. Signed WR Bennie Fowler. NEW YORK JETS -- Activated TE Chris Herndon. Waived LB Frankie Luvu. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS -- Released LB Kaulana Apelu, DL Jeremiah Clarke, OL Tristan Nickelson and QB Bryan Scott and signed them to futures contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW YORK ISLANDERS -- Recalled F Oliver Wahlstrom from Bridgeport (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS -- Loaned D Rasmus Sandin to Toronto (AHL). Recalled D Kevin Gravel from Toronto. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS -- Assigned D Alec McCrea to Toledo (ECHL). HARTFORD WOLF PACK -- Loaned D Jeff Taylor to Maine (ECHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS -- Named Collin Romer vice president of communications for the Timbers, Thorns FC, T2 and Providence Park. COLLEGE BIG TEN CONFERENCE -- Suspended Michigan hockey player Griffin Luce one game for an incident that occurred in an Oct. 12 game against Clarkson. HOFSTRA -- Named Elena Schorr men’s and women’s assistant cross country and track coach. MICHIGAN -- Announced TE Mustapha Muhammad has entered the transfer portal.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Biles set to be Pack nips Lions on late field goal face of Olympics STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last week’s world championships and broke the all-time record of 25 medals by any gymnast, male or female. “She’s just above anything else that we have seen in the sport,” five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci said of Biles on Sunday, praising “the domination that she has toward all the other gymnasts that competed here.” Biles has not just got the talent. She’s got the character of an Olympic star. There’s the laser-like focus on training, the same easygoing humor which endeared the world to Bolt, and — crucially in the modern era — a savvy social-media style. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Sunday that Biles’ star status would make gymnastics a mustsee event at the Tokyo Olympics. “You can have legends confirming their status as we have just seen with Simone Biles, this amazing performance there on the beam, but you also have new stars,” he said. “Gymnastics has all the ingredients to be top another time, I must say. A top Olympic event in Tokyo.” Despite its dispute with Biles over the scoring for her new double-double beam

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — It took Mason Crosby 13 seasons to perform his first Lambeau Leap. The 35-year-old kicker nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired and jumped into the crowd with a boost from long snapper Hunter Bradley after he finished off a rally for the Green Bay Packers, who benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22 on Monday night. “That was fun, yeah,” Crosby said of leaping into the crowd. “That feeling, once you get up in the stands, the energy in there and teammates and everyone’s around, that’s something I’ll always remember. That was great.” Aaron Rodgers, in his second straight game without top target Davante Adams, completed 24 of 39 passes for 283 yards and

dismount — its grade was lessened in part so as not to encourage less-skilled gymnasts to attempt the risky move — the International Gymnastics Federation knows Biles is crucial to the sport. Labeling her “wonder woman” and “a hero,” FIG president Morinari Watanabe is keen for Biles not to retire after the Tokyo Olympics. “I hope she will continue after 2020, because she is an excellent athlete,” he said Sunday. Biles is certainly the only athlete who could pull off her look in training at the U.S. nationals in August. She caused a stir with a leotard bearing her surname and a goat’s head picked out in sequins, a nod to “Greatest Of All Time.” Few disagree, but Biles hasn’t yet won everyone over. “There’s no need to turn her into some unbeatable queen. If I was 15 years younger, I’d definitely take the fight to the American,” the Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina said in comments on the Russian Olympic Committee website Thursday. Khorkina won 20 world championship medals between 1994 and 2001 and held the women’s record until Biles overtook her Tuesday. One record is likely to remain out of Biles’ reach, however. Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won a record 15 Olympic medals between 1956 and 1964. Biles won five Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro, and could add six more next year in Tokyo, but appears highly unlikely to stick around until the 2024 Olympics.

two touchdowns, including a beautiful 35-yard throw to Allen Lazard for the secondyear pro’s first career score. “I actually sit next to him in the team meetings,” Rodgers said of Lazard, who was cut by the Packers in August and then signed to the practice squad to start the season. “We’ve struck up a pretty good friendship. “The thing that got me was, which you love as a quarterback, and that’s when your receiver’s coming back and telling you he wants the ball and what route he wants to run. ... That was him coming back in the huddle, telling me what play he wanted, and for a young guy to do that, how can you not have confidence in that?” Rodgers linked up with Jamaal Williams for the other TD. Williams finished with 104 yards on 14 carries

and four catches for 32 yards for Green Bay (5-1), which captured its first win in five tries against its NFC North rival. The Packers, who are off to their first 3-0 start in the NFC North since 2012, might not have pulled it off if not for two fourth-quarter penalties for illegal hands to the face against Detroit’s Trey Flowers, both of them on third down. The first set up Lazard’s touchdown, and the second allowed Green Bay to run the clock down to 2 seconds before Crosby’s game-winner. In both cases, replays showed Flowers’ hands on the neck or shoulder — not the face — of a Packers lineman. “I actually changed the position of my hand, because it was to the chest initially,” Flowers said. “I was doing it all game. I didn’t know that

was a flag to the chest, so I changed it. And he called it again. “I didn’t think hands to the chest was a penalty. I thought hands to the face, but I had him right here in the chest. The second time I changed it. ... That’s part of a move that I do. So, nah, I don’t think that was a penalty.” Referee Clete Blakeman said each of the calls was made by umpire Jeff Rice, and he discussed the last one with him. “Basically, it’s for illegal use of the hands, hands-tothe-face foul,” Blakeman told a pool reporter. “To be a foul, we basically need some forceful contact that’s prolonged to the head and neck area of the defender. “So, in his mind he had pinned him back, it was prolonged, and that’s what created the foul.”

Blaney captures win at Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes. Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday and advance to the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Blaney’s first win of the season came as he was in danger of getting eliminated from title contention. The playoff field will be trimmed from 12 drivers to eight next weekend at Kansas. Blaney had little margin for error after he had mechanical issues at Dover last weekend and finished 35th. “Our mindset really was we

had to win one of these two races,” Blaney said. “We were so far back in points. I know Talladega’s a wild card. There was a lot of wrecks today and a lot of guys got tore up. But we didn’t really get any stage points and we were already pretty far behind the eight-ball. “We knew we had to probably win one of these two weeks. It’s just a huge relief.” Blaney joins Kyle Larson in the round of eight, with six spots still available. After the win, he spotted a young fan in the crowd wearing his shirt and handed the boy the checkered flag. The race began Sunday but was postponed by rain after the first stage. The delay gave Blaney time to recover from a Sunday spin as he tried to

enter pit road, and ended with Ford and Team Penske as winners. Ford had won seven consecutive Talladega races until Chevrolet snapped that streak in April. “An amazing effort the last two days, to be honest with you,” Blaney said. “From spinning out early yesterday, missing some big ones today, weave our way through ... It just means a ton. I’ve been coming here ever since I was really young. I love coming here. Love it even more now.” Blaney was the leader on a restart with two laps remaining and had a huge push from fellow Ford driver Aric Almirola to gain space on the field. Then Newman came charging along on the outside line with help from Denny Hamlin and he easily

zipped past Blaney. But the Ford train remained committed and Blaney got another push from Almirola to pull alongside Newman. The two raced door-to-door to the finish line, with Blaney winning by a nose. The 0.0070-second margin of victory was the sixth-closest in the history of Talladega, which celebrated its 50th anniversary all weekend. The win capped a remarkable weekend for the Penske organization, which on Saturday claimed the IMSA overall sports car championship with Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya, and then in Australia won the Bathurst 1000 with Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard.

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TV Guide A12 | PENINSULA CLARION | PENINSULACLARION.COM | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 WEEKDAYS MORNING/AFTERNOON A (3) ABC-13 13 (6) MNT-5 5 (8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4 4 (10) NBC-2 2 (12) PBS-7 7

8 AM



(20) QVC

137 317

(23) LIFE

108 252

(28) USA

105 242

(30) TBS

139 247

(31) TNT

138 245

(34) ESPN 140 206

(35) ESPN2 144 209

(36) ROOT 426 687 (38) PARMT 241 241

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M T (43) AMC 131 254 W Th F M T (46) TOON 176 296 W Th F

(47) ANPL 184 282 (49) DISN

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M T 173 291 W Th F M T 171 300 W Th F

(51) FREE 180 311 (55) TLC

9 AM

M T 183 280 W Th F


(6) MNT-5


(8) CBS-11 11 (9) FOX-4



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(12) PBS-7




Strahan, Sara & Keke Divorce Divorce The Talk ‘14’ Paternity Simpsons Days of our Lives ‘14’ Molly Go Luna

2 PM


General Hospital ‘14’ Judge Judy Judge Judy The Mel Robbins Show Dish Nation Dish Nation Tamron Hall ‘PG’ Nature Cat Wild Kratts

3 PM


Jeopardy Inside Ed. Live PD Live PD Dr. Phil ‘14’ Wendy Varied The Kelly Clarkson Show Varied Programs


4 PM


5 PM


Family Feud Family Feud Family Feud ABC World (N) ‘PG’ (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News

(3) ABC-13 13

Wendy Williams Show Hot Bench Hot Bench Court Court To Be Announced Young & Restless Mod Fam Bold Rachael Ray ‘G’ Paternity Live with Kelly and Ryan The Dr. Oz Show ‘PG’ Dinosaur Cat in the Sesame St. Splash

In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG ‘14’ JAG ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods “Mercy” ‘14’ M*A*S*H M*A*S*H In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “Act of Terror” ‘14’ JAG “Angels 30” ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ “White House Down” In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Dog Dog Dog Dog Dog Dog In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG ‘PG’ JAG “People v. Mac” ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night JAG “The Black Jet” ‘PG’ JAG “Jaggle Bells” ‘PG’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Blue Bloods ‘14’ Last Man Last Man (7:00) Kerstin’s Closet (N) (Live) ‘G’ Belle by Kim Gravel ‘G’ Susan Graver Style ‘G’ Barefoot Dreams Clarks Footwear (N) ‘G’ Isaac Mizrahi Live! (N) ‘G’ PM Style With Amy Stran Warm & Cozy Linens ‘G’ Holiday Gift Preview (N) (Live) ‘G’ IT Cosmetics High-performance color cosmetics. ‘G’ Lisa Rinna Collection Holiday Gift Preview (N) (Live) ‘G’ Ninja Kitchen (N) ‘G’ Clarks Footwear (N) (Live) ‘G’ Ninja Kitchen (N) ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ L. Geller Makeup Studio Laurie Felt - Los Angeles (7:00) Holiday Decorating Seasonal Lighting Holiday Decorating (N) (Live) ‘G’ House to Home by Valerie - Holiday Edition (N) ‘G’ Classic Christmas Decor with Jane (N) (Live) ‘G’ Beauty We Love (N) ‘G’ Isaac Mizrahi Live! (N) ‘G’ philosophy - beauty ‘G’ Gourmet Holiday (N) (Live) ‘G’ Dyson Airwrap Styler ‘G’ IT Cosmetics (N) (Live) ‘G’ David’s Holi-YAYS (N) ‘G’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ King King King King King King King King The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ King King King King King King King King The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ King King King King King King King King The Closer ‘PG’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ King King King King King King King King The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ The Closer ‘14’ King King King King King King King King (7:58) Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Chicago P.D. ‘14’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU NCIS “Safe Harbor” ‘14’ NCIS “Thirst” ‘14’ NCIS ‘PG’ NCIS ‘PG’ NCIS “Housekeeping” ‘14’ NCIS ‘PG’ Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Amer. Dad Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers Burgers MLB on Deck (N) (Live) Seinfeld Seinfeld ‘G’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad MLB Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ MLB MLB Baseball NLCS, Game 5: Teams TBA. Action from Game 5 of the NLCS. (If necessary). Inside MLB Misery Friends ‘14’ Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Amer. Dad Seinfeld Seinfeld Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘14’ Friends ‘PG’ Friends ‘14’ Amer. Dad Amer. Dad MLB on Deck (N) (Live) Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “Safe House” (2012) Denzel Washington. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “This Is 40” (2012) Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ “I Am Legend” (2007) Will Smith, Alice Braga. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ (:01) Bones ‘14’ (:02) “Cast Away” (2000, Drama) Tom Hanks. Charmed ‘PG’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Supernatural ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ Bones ‘14’ SportsCenter (N) (Live) NFL PrimeTime (N) (Live) NFL Live (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Around Interruption Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) CFP Rankings Show (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) NBA Countdown (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Outside NFL Live (N) (Live) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question Around Interruption SportsCenter (N) (Live) College Football First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NBA: The Jump (N) (Live) High Noon Question NFL Live SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) CONCACAF First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) NFL Live First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football High Noon Question Daily Wager (N) (Live) Football TrueSouth First Take Jalen & Jacoby (N) NFL Live Football Max Question UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs. Weidman - Prelims (N) The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ College Football The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Powerboat Powerboat The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Seahawks Immortals The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Women’s College Soccer The Rich Eisen Show (N) (Live) ‘PG’ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. The Dan Patrick Show (N) ‘PG’ Women’s College Soccer Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Bar Rescue ‘PG’ Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom Mom “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002) Brad Loree “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” (1998, Horror) “Halloween 4” (1988, Horror) Donald Pleasence. “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” Corridors (:45) “Omen III: The Final Conflict” (1981, Horror) Sam Neill. (:15) “Damien: Omen II” (1978) William Holden, Lee Grant. (:45) “The Omen” (1976, Horror) Gregory Peck, Lee Remick. Humanoids (:45) “Village of the Damned” (1995) Christopher Reeve. “An American Haunting” (2005) Sissy Spacek “Paranormal Activity 4” (2012) Kathryn Newton. “Curse of Chucky” (2013) Jet Attack “Body Snatchers” (1993) Gabrielle Anwar. “House on Haunted Hill” (1999) Geoffrey Rush. “The Cabin in the Woods” (2011, Horror) “Trick ’r Treat” (2007) Brian Cox “Tales From the Crypt” “Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives” (1986) “Friday the 13th Part VII -- The New Blood” “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” “Jason Goes to Hell” Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Go! ‘PG’ Teen Titans Go! “The 6th Titan” ‘PG’ Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans “LEGO Batman” Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball “The LEGO Batman Movie” (2017, Children’s) Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Ben 10 ‘Y7’ Victor Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Total Drama Total Drama Teen Titans Teen Titans Gumball Gumball Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans Go! ‘PG’ Teen Titans Go! “The 6th Titan” ‘PG’ Teen Titans Teen Titans “LEGO Batman” The Vet Life Dr. Jeff: RMV The Zoo ‘PG’ Secret Life-Zoo Pit Bulls and Parolees Pit Bulls and Parolees Varied Programs Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Academy Academy Pup Academy ‘G’ “Moana” (2016) Voices of Dwayne Johnson. (:15) “Zombies” (2018, Adventure) Milo Manheim. ‘G’ Villains Descend 3 Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Elena of Avalor (N) ‘Y’ Rapunzel Transylvania Ladybug Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Jessie ‘G’ Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Mickey Mouse Clubhouse PJ Masks Vampirina Elena Rapunzel Transylvania Ladybug Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Jessie ‘G’ Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘Y’ Puppy Pals Puppy Pals Muppet Giganto Vampirina Elena Rapunzel Transylvania Ladybug Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Jessie ‘G’ Mickey T.O.T.S. ‘G’ Puppy Pals PJ Masks Vampirina Muppet Fancy Elena Rapunzel Transylvania Ladybug Ladybug Amphibia Big City Big City Jessie ‘G’ PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Bubble PAW Patrol Loud House Casagran Loud House Loud House Loud House Casagran Loud House Loud House Bubble Abby PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol Blaze Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Bubble Abby PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol Blaze Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Casagran Bubble Abby PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol Blaze Ricky Zoom PAW Patrol PAW Patrol SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Ryan PAW Patrol PAW Patrol PAW Patrol Casagran SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob The Middle 700 Club The 700 Club Varied Programs (:40) Movie Varied Programs 90 Day: Other 90 Day: Other 90 Day: Other 90 Day: Other 90 Day: Other 90 Day: Other 90 Day: Other 90 Day: Other Unexpected ‘14’ Unexpected ‘14’ Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Pimple Popper ‘14’ American Gypsy Wedding American Gypsy Wedding Say Yes to the Dress Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Pimple Popper ‘14’ American Gypsy Wedding American Gypsy Wedding Say Yes to the Dress Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Pimple Popper ‘14’ American Gypsy Wedding American Gypsy Wedding Say Yes to the Dress Hoarding: Buried Alive Hoarding: Buried Alive Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R. Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’ Long Island Medium ‘PG’


B = DirecTV

9:30 10 AM 10:30 11 AM 11:30 12 PM 12:30 1 PM

Good Morning America The View ‘14’ The Doctors ‘PG’ Channel 2 Morning Ed Dateline ‘PG’ Providence Providence (7:00) CBS This Morning Let’s Make a Deal ‘PG’ The Price Is Right ‘G’ Injury Court The People’s Court ‘PG’ Judge Mathis ‘PG’ The Real ‘PG’ (7:00) Today ‘G’ Today 3rd Hour Today-Hoda Curious Go Luna Daniel Tiger Daniel Tiger Sesame St. Pinkalicious

4 2 7

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Chicago P.D. “A War Zone” A To Be Anbody leads to a college drug nounced ring. ‘14’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show KTVA 11 (N) ‘PG’ News at 5 Two and a Entertainment Funny You Half Men ‘14’ Tonight (N) Should Ask ‘PG’ Judge Judy Judge Judy Channel 2 (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ News 5:00 Report (N) Father Brown “The AlcheBBC World mist’s Secret” A 300-year-old News secret. ‘PG’ America


How I Met Your Mother ‘PG’ CBS Evening News Funny You Should Ask ‘PG’ NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Nightly Business Report ‘G’

6 PM


A =Clarion DISH B = DirecTV TV

7 PM


Jeopardy! (N) ‘G’

8 PM


9 PM

OCTOBER 2019 October 13 - 19,15, 2019 9:30 10 PM 10:30 11 PM 11:30

Wheel of For- The Conners Bless This mixed-ish (N) black-ish (N) Emergence “No Outlet” Chris tune (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘PG’ Mess (N) ‘PG’ ‘PG’ ‘PG’ clashes with an informant. (N) ‘14’ Last Man Last Man Chicago P.D. “Thirty BalChicago P.D. “Conventions” Dateline ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ Standing ‘PG’ loons” Atwater and Burgess SVU agents help with a get a new car. ‘14’ case. ‘14’ KTVA 11 News at 6 NCIS “Someone Else’s Shoes” FBI A shooting at a nightclub. NCIS: New Orleans “Over(N) ‘14’ (N) ‘14’ looked” (N) ‘14’ The Big Bang The Big Bang The Resident “Belief System” Empire “Tell the Truth” An Fox 4 News at 9 (N) Theory ‘14’ Theory ‘PG’ Conrad doubts Devon’s judge- occasion brings the family ment. (N) ‘14’ together. (N) ‘14’ Channel 2 Newshour (N) The Voice “The Battles, Part This Is Us “Flip a Coin” Kevin (:01) New Amsterdam Iggy 2” The artists perform dueling reflects on his past. (N) ‘14’ and Kapoor take on the city. duets. (N) ‘G’ (N) ‘14’ PBS NewsHour (N) Finding Your Roots With Retro Report on PBS Frontline “Supreme Revenge” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “Off Presidents versus the press. The U.S. Supreme Court. the Farm” ‘PG’ (N) ‘14’

ABC News at (:35) Jimmy Kimmel Live! 10 (N) (N) ‘14’ DailyMailTV (N)

(:37) Nightline (N) ‘G’

DailyMailTV (N)

How I Met Pawn Stars Your Mother ‘PG’ ‘PG’ KTVA 11 (:35) The Late Show With James CorNews at 10 Stephen Colbert ‘PG’ den TMZ (N) ‘PG’ TMZ ‘PG’ Entertainment Two and a Tonight Half Men ‘14’ Channel 2 (:34) The Tonight Show Star- (:37) Late News: Late ring Jimmy Fallon ‘14’ Night With Edition (N) Seth Meyers Voice of America: Lowell Amanpour and Company (N) Thomas and the Rise of Broadcast News ‘G’


(3:00) “White House Down” (2013, Action) “White House Down” (2013, Action) Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Married ... Married ... Married ... Married ... How I Met How I Met Elementary A tech billionaire (8) WGN-A 239 307 Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx. Gyllenhaal. Paramilitary soldiers take over the White House. With With With With Your Mother Your Mother makes an offer. ‘PG’ Shoe Shopping With Jane Holiday Gift Preview (N) (Live) ‘G’ Ninja Kitchen (N) (Live) ‘G’ Laura Geller Makeup Studio HairMax: The Science of Cooking on Q (N) (Live) ‘G’ (20) QVC 137 317 (N) (Live) ‘G’ (N) (Live) ‘G’ Hair Growth (N) (Live) ‘G’ The King of The King of The King of The King of The King of The King of “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997, Romance-Comedy) Ju- (:03) “Fool’s Gold” (2008, Action) Matthew McConaughey, (:01) “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) Julia Roberts, (23) LIFE 108 252 Queens ‘PG’ Queens ‘PG’ Queens ‘PG’ Queens ‘PG’ Queens ‘PG’ Queens ‘PG’ lia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney. 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Happy smartphone user stops short of becoming an addict DEAR ABBY: I have a night now required for smartphone, and I love good manners? — NOT A its convenience. I check PHONE ADDICT my email, texts and DEAR NOT AN voicemail three or four ADDICT: Of course times a day and always not! A cellphone is not try to respond promptly. supposed to be a leash. But I do not carry my Your relative has become phone with me every hooked on the concept moment of the day. of instant gratification, Some family memwhich isn’t healthy for eiDear Abby bers insist that the ther of you. If you humor Jeanne Phillips polite thing to do is to her, your cellphone will return a text message become an annoying and or voicemail IMMEDIATELY. They unending inconvenience for you. Do carry their phones with them and not take the bait. constantly interrupt whatever they are involved with to answer the DEAR ABBY: My father recently phone, send a text, etc. purchased a truck for our farm. It’s For my birthday, one relative old and in poor shape, but it was gave me a little pouch on a string so worth the $2,000 he paid for it. I could wear my phone around my The truck was fine until my father neck wherever I went because she used it to pick me and my siblings texted me one day early in the after- up from school. When the other kids noon saying she wanted to drop by, saw the bumperless truck, they bebut I didn’t see or respond to it until gan calling my little brother “Farmer dinner time. Is making oneself avail- Boy” and made cow noises at us. My able every moment of the day and mother isn’t OK with it either. He

picked her up from work in it, which embarrassed her in front of her co-workers. It’s not like we don’t have other vehicles. Both my parents have nice, functional cars. Abby, please help me figure out a way to tell my dad without hurting his feelings. — FREAKED OUT IN FRANKFORT, KY. DEAR FREAKED OUT: People should not be judged because of the clothes they wear or the vehicles they drive, but sometimes they are by shallow people who should know better. I think you could get your message across by telling your father how your brother’s classmates reacted when they saw him pick up your brother. What they did was cruel. Leave it up to your mother to tell him she felt embarrassed in front of her co-workers. I’m sure she can get the message across. DEAR ABBY: My wife was sexually active with a classmate in high school. Their relationship lasted until shortly before we were married,

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54 years ago. I have often wondered what he did to make her so willing to come to his bed. Perhaps if I knew, I could enhance her pleasure in our lovemaking. However, such information might be injurious to our relationship. What is your take on this? I think about this several times each day. — OBSESSED IN THE WEST DEAR OBSESSED: You have, I hope, been happily married for more than half a century. Has it never occurred to you that her high school romance failed because the sex wasn’t that great? If you want to ask your wife at this late date if there is anything you can do to enhance her enjoyment of your lovemaking, by all means do. But do not frame it the way you did to me. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Jacqueline Bigar’s Stars

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH You might want to spend more time with a loved one or a dear friend. You could be a little out of sorts yet quite serious minded. A discussion might revolve around partnerships in general or yours specifically. Tonight: Make it your treat.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You can be stubborn and unpredictable, but always, there is a sense of your presence.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Speak your mind knowing full well where you are heading and why. Your ability to get past a problem will be enhanced if you focus more. You might not have all the answers. Tonight: You need some extra R and R.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You know what you want and feel as if it is a possibility. You might not even hear a reasonable suggestion or a negative comment because you are so focused. An unpredictable friend could be cheering you on. Tonight: Use your imagination if you hit a snafu.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Others admire your presence no matter what you do or who you are with. Your obvious sense of well-being comes through. Others find you enchanting and easily agree with you. Still, walk carefully through a financial agreement. Tonight: A force to behold.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

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HHHHH You might have an unusual twinkle in your eye. Others notice. Allow more creativity to emerge. You come up with great ideas in this present state, especially with feedback from others. Tonight: Play the night away. You need a change of pace.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH One-on-one relating forces a big smile and allows you to demonstrate your caring nature. A partner does his or her best to respond appropriately. Relating on an individual level reflects your people skills. Tonight: Say yes to a loved one.

HHHH One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. You have a lot going on, yet you find time for several people who can be found on your “special people” list. Conversations inspire you creatively. Tonight: Go with the flow.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You could feel as though your plate is full. You have a lot going on, and you need to organize yourself tightly with an eye to the future. You can handle a hectic pace. Understand what is happening around you. Tonight: Squeeze in a stress buster.

bought our bed pillows. I just bought new ones for my bed, and I wrote the date on the “Do Not Remove” tag. This way, I can look in a couple of years and know when it’s time to buy new ones. — Sarah D., Oakwood, Ohio Sarah, great idea! Readers, here’s how to test your pillows for wear: * Is the foam or batting lumpy or bumpy? * Do you have to punch the pillow to get support? * If you fold the pillow, does it stay folded? A “yes” to any of these and it’s probably time to go pillow shopping. — Heloise

PLASTIC MASS Dear Heloise: Plastics are not biodegradable. Huge plastic masses are in our oceans, affecting marine life, our planet and thereby us humans. Please get over the convenience of use of plastics. Wash your dishes and carry bags to use in the grocery store. It is worth it. — Dina in San Antonio

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Dear Heloise: What can you tell me about credit card skimmers? They’ve been in the news a lot. — Brenda W. in California Brenda, a skimmer can be placed inside the swiper mechanism on a self-serve credit card terminal. The skimmer grabs your card information, possibly including even your PIN. A crook comes by later, collects this data and either sells it or uses it. Popular locales for credit card skimmers? The ATM, a ticket kiosk and especially the self-serve gas pump. How to avoid: Take the time to go inside and pay for your gas. Only use well-lit ATMs where there are lots of people around. Check the swiper for signs of tinkering. Report any suspicious activity to store or bank management. — Heloise

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH Reach out to someone at a distance who you really care for. The way you deal with a loved one or friend shows dignity, security and understanding. You also learn a lot from this person. Do not allow someone else to rain on your parade. Tonight: Say yes to an offer.

HHH Stay settled and be more in touch with a family and domestic matter. Check out an investment or purchase that could make your life easier. Be more forthright when dealing with a family member. Tonight: Let the fun begin.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Speak your mind. You can get past a problem through open conversations. Your active imagination comes up with some strong ideas. Stay steady and do not switch gears. Tonight: Share the news with friends.


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This year, confusion flourishes. Slow down; learn to confirm what you are hearing and that your message has been heard. If single, you might find a fog of chaos floating around your dating choices. Learn to relax with others more. Maintain a sense of humor. If attached, the two of you feel bonded closely and want to make decisions as a unit; however, the process of getting there comes through acceptance. TAURUS can be stubborn, but know that they care. Use caution with that sign should they withdraw. They can cocoon for a long time! You might not like being ignored. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

You have been changing lately, and others might be adjusting in some strange ways. Judge less and indulge more. Tonight: Go with a friend’s suggestion.

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A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs By Patrick Whittle Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back millennia, but some school districts in Maine have expressed confusion in recent years about the

rules around the practice. So the Maine Legislature passed a clarifying bill that took effect Sept. 19. The new standards will help school districts find a use for spoiled food that might otherwise end up in landfills, say supporters, including Republican sponsor state Sen. Stacey Guerin, of Glenburn. “In Maine, that was a common practice when I was growing up. Hog farmers would come to the back door and take the waste at the end of the day,” Guerin said. “I’m glad school administrators can do that with confidence now, without

fear of breaking the law.” The new rules state that any individual or institution, including a school, can donate garbage to a swine producer for use as feed even if they’re unaware of the producer’s licensure status. Guerin said the rule change made sense because the schools aren’t responsible for monitoring the license status of hog farms. Donations to hog farmers will also help school districts reduce the cost of waste disposal, said Ryan Parker, a Newport resident and farmer who advocated for the

bill. Parker has raised pigs of his own and said his hogs were happy to indulge on old milk. “It’s one less thing they have to pay for — get the food waste out of the trash. And if you don’t have food waste in your trash, it doesn’t smell,” Parker said. Unlike most kinds of livestock, pigs can digest human food waste fairly easily, said Bobby Acord, a consultant with the National Pork Producers Council. “And pigs have a voracious appetite,” he said. “They eat whatever you put in front of them.”

The National Conference of State Legislatures said it’s unclear how many other states have laws like the one in Maine. The rules about feeding refuse to swine vary by jurisdiction. More than half the states allow garbage feeding, Acord said. The hog farmers in Maine are required to have a license to feed pigs food waste, and the waste has to be cooked. Those rules, which exist to prevent the spread of diseases such as salmonella poisoning, remain in effect, state officials said.

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ZIPPY Zippy would love to be the only pet in the house. At nine years old he was obviously a lap cat. He had become a little skittish after being left outside for so long and so many changes in such a short amount of time, but he is quick with a purr and a snuggle. He does not do well around dogs.

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